Kenneth J. Surin

Kenneth J. Surin

Professor Emeritus of Literature

External address: 
101F Science Building, Duke East Campus, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90670, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0670
(919) 684-4364

(Ph.D. Birmingham, England, 1977) is Professor of Literature and Professor of Religion and Critical Theory. He trained initially as an analytical philosopher. His teaching areas include anglophone literatures outside England, philosophy (both analytical and continental), critical theory, marxism, state theory, and international political economy.


  • Ph.D., University of Birmingham 1977
  • B.A., University of Reading (England) 1972

Surin, K. J. “Tragedy and the Soul's Conquest of Evil.” New Blackfriars, vol. 62, 1981, pp. 521–32.

Surin, K. J. “Creation, Revelation and the Analogy Theory.” Journal of Theological Studies [Uk], vol. 32, 1981, pp. 401–22.

Surin, K. J. “Can the Experiential and the Phenomenological Approaches be Reconciled?.” British Journal of Religious Education, vol. 2, 1980, pp. 99–103.