Louis Armand

Louis Armand, PhD

  • e-mail: louis.armand@ff.cuni.cz
  • office: room 219b (Faculty of Arts, nám. Jana Palacha 2)
  • office hours: by e-mail appointment

Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory. His books include Videology (2015), Helixtrolysis (2014), The Organ-Grinder’s Monkey (2013), 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 City Primeval: New York, Berlin, Prague (with Robert Carrithers, 2017), Pornoterrorism: De-aesetheticising Power (with Jaromir Lelek, 2015), Abolishing Prague (2014), The Return of Kral Majales: Prague’s International Literary Renaissance 1990-2010 (2010), 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 journal Hypermedia Joyce Studies, which he edited up until 2006. In 2008 he founded the Prague Microfestival. He has published numerous volumes of poetry, including Monument (with John Kinsella, 2020), East Broadway Rundown (2015), Indirect Objects (2014), Synopticon (with John Kinsella, 2012), Letters from Ausland (2011), Malice in Underland (2004), Strange Attractors (2003), Land Partition (2001) and Inexorable Weather (2001), as well the novels including The Garden (2001), Menudo (2006), Breakfast at Midnight (shortlisted for 3AM magazine’s Novel of the Year, 2012), Cairo (shortlisted for the Guardian newspaper’s Not-the-Booker Prize, 2014), The Combinations (2016), GlassHouse (2018), Vampyr (2020) and Glitchhead (2021). He is a former editor of VLAK magazine, founding editor of Litteraria Pragensia Books and a member of the editorial boards of Critical Posthumanisms (Brill) and Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge (Washington State University). His work has been included in The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry, Best Australian Poems, Poems for the Millennium (vol. 4), Contemporary Australian Poetry, World Poetry in English, Thirty Australian Poets, among others. His critical essays have appeared in 3AM, Unmediated, Alienist, Open Library of the Humanities, CounterText, The New Critique, La Deleuziana, AI & Society, the Journal of Modern Literature, Angeliki, Technoculture, Sci Phi, Symplokē, James Joyce QuarterlyThe Symptom, Journal for Cultural Research, James Joyce Literary SupplementLola, Jacket 2, Cordite, Semiotica, Irish Studies ReviewGenetic Joyce StudiesCulture Machine, TriQuarterly among others. He is a member of the Northern Theory School, University of Lancaster, UK; an associate member of the Centre for Postcolonial Writing, Monash University, Australia; he was a member of the European Network project ACUME2: Interfacing the Arts, Sciences and Humanities; and from 2008-2012 served as a trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation. 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.


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