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Research interests

How do technological objects, artificial and linguistic structures shape human perception, emotion and interaction? What is at stake when engaging in cultural analysis today? In what ways is criticism a creative practice?  My work responds to these questions by pursuing research in Contemporary Thought, Cultural Studies, Literature and Media Studies.

My main research focus is the completion of a monograph that presents the bodily experience of shame, scruple, embarrassment and laughter as affective products of the generative relationship between humanity and technology.  

I am also involved in a number of editorial, research and translation projects that centre on the writings of the philosopher, literary author and anti-nuclear activist Günther Anders.

 

Teaching

I currently convene units in the area of Cultural Politics, Ethics and Digital Media & Technology Studies.

Prior to my current role, I taught in interdisciplinary contexts at a number of UK universities.

Key co-ordinates include: 

Winchester School of Art (2018; Global Media Management)

University of Bristol (2014-2018; English Literature and Community Engagement)

University of South Wales (2013-2015; Photography and Cultural Studies)

Cardiff University (2013-2018; Literature, Philosophy and Critical Theory)

I have also convened, co-organised and co-taught a number of summer schools, doctoral training days and conferences, including:

2017: ‘The Cultural Politics of Empathy’ (Doctoral and Postdoctoral training day; University of Basel, Switzerland)

2016: ‘Contemporary Perspectives on the Given and the Made’ (Two week course at summer school convened by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, together with Dr. Julius Greve)

2015: ‘Cultural Translations’ (Doctoral training day; Cardiff University)

2014: ‘Cultural Politics of Memory’ (three day international conference; Cardiff University organised together with Prof Chris Weedon)

 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Critical and Cultural Theory, PhD, Cardiff University

Critical and Cultural Theory, MA, Cardiff University

Cultural Criticism, BA (Hons), Cardiff University

External positions

Powerhouse Research Fellowship, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Oct 2020Dec 2020

Honorary Research Associate, School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University

1 Nov 201830 Sep 2021

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Research Outputs

Excerpt: Prometheanism: technology, digital culture and human obsolescence

Müller, C. J., 24 Apr 2017, 3AM Magazine.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteWebsite contribution

Open Access

Günther Anders, smart technology and the rise of Promethean Shame

Müller, C. J., 13 Dec 2017, Rowman & Littlefield International Blog.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteWebsite contribution

Open Access

Günther Anders: a philosopher for the modern age

Müller, C. J., 26 Oct 2016, rhystranter.com.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteWebsite contribution

Open Access
  • Prometheanism: technology, digital culture and human obsolescence

    Müller, C. J., 2016, London ; New York: Rowman & Littlefield. 186 p. (Critical Perspectives on Theory, Culture and Politics)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • From radioactivity to data mining: Günther Anders in the Anthropocene

    Müller, C. J., Aug 2019, In : Thesis Eleven. 153, 1, p. 9-23 15 p., 1.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Activities

    • 2 Editorial work
    • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
    • 1 Invited talk

    Platform Intimacies

    Margie Borschke (Organiser), Chris Muller (Organiser), Tai Neilson (Organiser), Theresa M. Senft (Organiser), Stefan Solomon (Organiser)
    17 Nov 202017 Dec 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    "Guiltlessly Guilty": Claude Eatherly, Gunther Anders and the Nuclear Situation

    Chris Muller (Speaker)
    9 Aug 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Rowman & Littlefield International (Publisher)

    Chris Muller (Editor)
    Nov 2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

    Genealogy of the Posthuman (Journal)

    Chris Muller (Editor)
    2016 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work