Apollon's Mission

to publish superior examples of undergraduate humanities research from a variety of disciplines as well as intellectual approaches.

Our goal is to engage students in every stage of the process, beginning with student-faculty collaboration in generating undergraduate scholarship and finishing with the release of a polished ejournal. Apollon strives to take advantage of the unique opportunity of venturing into the digital humanities by engaging with image, text, sound, video, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.





Our name at Apollon is  derived from the Greek and Roman deity, Apollo, while the spelling more closely follows the Greek transliteration.  Apollo is the god of music, poetry, art, light, and knowledge, making him one of the most complex deities in the Pantheon.  In tribute to his multifaceted existence, our journal utilizes various media to create and reproduce knowledge within the humanities and to encourage critical thinking through multidisciplinary inquiry.  With Apollo as patron to our musings and his Muses as inspiration for our content, Apollon seeks to provide our readers with thought-provoking, innovative ideas that explore the depth and breadth of humanistic inquiry.

Meet the Team

Dr. Jason Cohen

Faculty Director

I am an Assistant Professor of English, Theater, and Communication at Berea College where I teach early modern literature, particularly Shakespearean tragedy, Bacon's natural and political philosophy, and the histories of humanist and rhetorical treatises in Europe. I also teach film theory and criticism, comparative literatures, and experimental fiction. My primary research areas include renaissance drama and prose, literary criticism and theory, and the intersections between literature and continental philosophy. I am developing two book projects: Political by Nature: Forms of the Subject in Francis Bacon's Thought focuses on how Francis Bacon's natural philosophy shaped and was shaped by his mature concerns for national and international policy. My second book project, Bad Will: The Force of Nature in Shakespeare's Later Works, investigates natural and social systems in Shakespeare's mature works in order to claim that "bad will" is linked intimately to the problems of social and natural decay that the plays stage. I come to Berea following undergraduate work at Tufts University and graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, where some of my family remains. I live with my wife, Meghan Doherty, on land that backs up to trails where we run with our English pointer, Mac.  


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