Professor Rick Benitez
Room N496, Main Quadrangle
+612 9351 6658
Professor Rick Benitez, BA (Western Maryland), PhD (University of Texas at Austin). Rick taught at the Catholic University of America and the Smithsonian Institution before coming to Sydney in 1992. He has been a visiting professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1998). He was President of the Sydney Society of Literature and Aesthetics (1997-2004). He is currently director of the Inspired Voices Research Cluster, and he is Director of Academic Support and Development for the FASS Teaching and Learning Network. Rick is a recipient of a Faculty Teaching Award (2004) and an ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2008)
Rick is the author of Forms in Plato's Philebus (Van Gorcum 1989) and editor of Dialogues with Plato (Aperion, vol. 29, 1996), Philosophy and the Longing for Myth (The European Legacy vol. 12, 2007), and Plato's Music (Literature and Aesthetics, vol. 19, 2009) Rick has published articles in The Review of Metaphysics, Philosophy and Literature, Philosophy and Rhetoric, Apeiron, Modern Greek Studies, Literature and Aesthetics, and other journals. His current research project is the ARC funded Plato's Myth Voice: The Identification and Interpretation of Inspired Speech in Plato.