Dr. Dennis Patrick Slattery
Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D., has for the past twenty-three years been a Core Faculty member in the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA. He has taught for the past forty-five years at the elementary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels. From 1984-87, he taught teachers the classics of literature in the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture’s Summer Program for Teachers. He also taught for six years at the Fairhope Institute of Humanites and Culture’s Summer Program for high school teachers under the direction of Dr. Larry Allums, current director of the Dallas Institute. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of twenty-five volumes as well as over two hundred articles in books, magazines, newspapers and online journals. His titles include: The Idiot: Dostoevsky’s Fantastic Prince (1984); The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh (2000); Grace in the Desert: Awakening to the Gifts of Monastic Life (2003); Harvesting Darkness: Essays on Literature, Myth, Film and Culture (2006); With Glen Slater he coedited Varieties of Mythic Experience: Essays on Religion, Psyche and Culture (2008); with Jennifer Selig he co-edited Reimagining Education: Essays on Reviving the Soul of Learning (2009); Day-to-Day Dante: Exploring Personal Myth Through The Divine Comedy (2012); Creases in Culture: Essays Toward a Poetics of Depth; Our Daily Breach: Exploring Your Personal Myth Through Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. He has also published six volumes of poetry and one novel. He offers (W)riting Retreats on personal mythology using the writings of Joseph Campbell and others to Jungian groups and organizations in the United States and Europe. Currently he is co-editing with Evans Lansing Smith a volume on the letters of Joseph Campbell.