Vladimir L. Marchenkov is Professor of Aesthetics and Theory at the Ohio University School of Interdisciplinary Arts in Athens, Ohio, USA. His research interests include philosophy of music, theory of myth, Russian philosophy, and Asian aesthetic thought. He is the author of The Orpheus Myth and the Powers of Music (Pendragon, 2009), editor of Between Histories: Arts Dilemmas and Trajectories (Hampton Press, 2013), and translator of Aleksei Losev’s renowned 1930 work The Dialectics of Myth (Routledge, 2003). His essays on the philosophy of music, literature, and painting have appeared in Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Muzïkal’naya akademiya, Analecta Husserliana: The Yearbook of Phenomenological Research, Hera’s Peacock: An International Thematic Interdisciplinary Journal, Studies in East European Thought, and other publications. He served as the consulting editor on Russian philosophy for the Macmillan 2005 award-wining Encyclopedia of Philosophy. He is currently working on his second book, Three Borises: Poetic Truth Against the Will to Power.