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 History, Radical Philosophy, Contemporary Literature, Arizona Quarterly, symplokē, boundary 2 online review, Modernism/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.
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