Michael Thomas Hudgens teaches Philosophy at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, USA. He received his PhD from the University of South Dakota, USA, and his Master of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University, USA. His doctoral work was devoted to the English Modernist movement, and his Master of Arts to Medieval literature. Before returning to university to complete his degrees, he was a reporter and editor in Houston, Texas. He later became arts and entertainment editor for the Houston Post and regularly reviewed theatre and film. He has written several books, including Sisters of Fate: The Myths that Speak Themselves (2013) and Donald Barthelme, Postmodernist American Writer (2000).