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Dr M.F. (Michael) Miller

Faculty of Humanities
Modern foreign Languages ​​and Cultures

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  • Spuistraat 134
  • Room number: 5.32
Postal address
  • Postbus 1641
    1000 BP Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    Michael F. Miller is Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Culture at the University of Amsterdam. After receiving his PhD in English from Rice University in 2019, he served as a Spatial Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow in Rice's Humanities Research Center from 2019-2020. His writing and teaching focus on the intersections between contemporary Anglophone literature and culture, critical media studies, and literary and cultural theory. He is co-editor of the collection Understanding Flusser, Understanding Modernism (Bloomsbury Academic, 2021).

    His second book project, titled Thinking Further with Communicology: Fragments from Vilém Flusser’s Bochum Lectures (under review) is the first English translation of Vilém Flusser's final lectures delivered at Bochum University in 1991. He is co-editing this book with Siegfried Zielinski, Aaron Jaffe, and Silvia Wagnermaier. Thinking Further... presents Flusser as an indispensible theorist of ecocriticism, modernity, play and risk, the posthumanities, matrices of existentialism, game theory, cybernetics, phenomenology, translinguistic exchanges, and etymo-poetics. Flusser's search for a projective in/humanities—a communicology jointly derived from phenomenological and mathematical thinking—motivates and organizes the particular conceptual strands and provocations that run throughout this volume. While the future may be Deleuzian, as Foucault says, Thinking Further with Communicology shows how the long, post-historical now is Flusserian. 

    He is also the author of numerous academic articles and book chapters that have been published in such venues as New Literary HistoryRadical PhilosophyContemporary LiteratureArizona Quarterlysymplokēboundary 2 online reviewModernism/modernity Print Plus, and The Journal of Film and Video, among others. He is currently finishing a monograph titled Proximity by Proxy: Contemporary Literature in the Age of Social Media.

    Current or potential BA and MA students interested in supervision are encouraged to reach out.

  • Publications


    • Miller, M. F. (2025). "'Discipline is the Answer': Dogme '95, Cinematic Technique, and Avant-Garde Realism". Manuscript in preparation. In R. Goodman (Ed.), Film as World Literature. Bloomsbury Academic.



    • Miller, M. F., Jaffe, A., & Martini, R. (2021). Introduction. In A. Jaffe, R. Martini, & M. Miller (Eds.), Understanding Flusser, Understanding Modernism Bloomsbury Academic.
    • Miller, M. F., Jaffe, A., & Martini, R. (Eds.) (2021). Understanding Flusser, Understanding Modernism. Bloomsbury Academic.


    • Miller, M. F. (2020). "Platforms of Control: Social Media and the Limits of Theoretical Pluralism". symplokē , 28(1-2), 149-62.
    • Miller, M. F. (2020). "Review of Siegfried Zielinski's Variations on Media Thinking (2019)". symplokē , 28(1-2), 590-92.


    • Miller, M. F. (2019). "Why Hate the Internet?: Contemporary Fiction, Digital Culture, and the Politics of Social Media". Arizona Quarterly, 75(3), 59-85.
    • Miller, M. F., & Bailar, M. (2019). Interview with Sheila Heti. Contemporary Literature, 60(2), 146-73.


    • Miller, M. F. (2018). "Hyperobject". In J. R. Di Leo (Ed.), The Bloomsbury Handbook of Literary and Cultural Theory (pp. 522-23). Bloomsbury Academic.
    • Miller, M. F. (2018). "Stan Brakhage's Autopsy: The act of seeing with one's own eyes". Journal of Film and Video, 70(2), 59-85.
    • Miller, M. F. (2018). “A Thousand Plateaus for Neocon Bros: A Review of Brian Massumi’s Ontopower: War, Powers and the State of Perception”. symplokē , 26(1-2), 443-451.


    • Miller, M. F. (2017). "The Aesthetic (re-)Turn: Matter and Method, or Objects and Ontology?". symplokē , 24(1-2), 507-11.
    • Miller, M. F. (2017). “Seeing Ourselves, Loving Our Captors: A Review of Mark Jarzombek’s Digital Stockholm Syndrome in the Post-Ontological Age". Boundary 2, Online Review.


    Journal editor

    • Miller, M. (editor) (2022). Flusser Studies (Journal).
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