Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Literary Theory and Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory. A graduate of the University of New England and of Charles University. His books include Event States: Discourse, Time, Mediality (2007), Literate Technologies: Language, Cognition, Technicity (2006), Incendiary Devices: Discourses of the Other (2006), Solicitations: Essays on Criticism and Culture (2005), and Technē: James Joyce, Hypertext and Technology (2003). Edited collections include Contemporary Poetics (Northwestern University Press, 2007), Pornotopias (with Jane Lewty & Andrew Mitchell), Technicity (with Arthur Bradley, 2007), Avant-Post: The Avant-garde under “Post-” Conditions (2006), Mind Factory (2006), JoyceMedia (2004), Giacomo Joyce: Envoys of the Other (with Clare Wallace, 2002; expanded edition 2006) and Petr Škrabánek, A Night Joyce of a Thousand Tiers (with Ondřej Pilný, 2002). In 1994 he co-founded the online academic journal Hypermedia Joyce Studies, which he edited up until 2006. His work on Joyce has appeared in James Joyce Quarterly, James Joyce Literary Supplement, Litteraria Pragensia, Irish Studies Review, Genetic Joyce Studies, Culture Machine and TriQuarterly. Since 1990 he has edited a number of literary publications, including two anthologies, and has published six volumes of poetry, including Malice in Underland (2004), Strange Attractors (2003), Land Partition (2001) and Inexorable Weather (2001), as well as two volumes of prose fiction, The Garden (2001) and Menudo (2006). He is General Editor of the Litteraria Pragensia Book Series and a member of the editorial board of Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge (Washington State University). He is a member of the European Network project ACUME2: Interfacing the Arts, Sciences and Humanities. He has also taught Art History at the University of New York, Prague. Website: http://www.louis-armand.com
Louis Armand welcomes thesis proposals in the following areas:
BA, MA, PhD: Contemporary poetry and poetics, new media poetics, contemporary fiction, literary modernism and postmodernity, visual culture, film studies, philosophy of technology, critical theory, psychoanalytic theory, philosophy of language, avant-garde & experimental literatures.