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Professor Steven Connor

Professor Steven Connor

  • Academics

Professor of Living well with technology

Director of Research, Digital Futures Institute.

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BA and DPhil in English at Wadham College, Oxford from 1973-1980.

Lecturer in English at Birkbeck College, London from 1980, and Professor of Modern Literature and Theory from 1994.

2003-2012, Academic Director, London Consortium Graduate Programme in Humanities and Cultural Studies.

2012-22 Grace 2 Professor of English in University of Cambridge;

2018-22 Director of Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge.

Research Interests and PhD Supervision

  • Digital culture
  • Literary and cultural theory
  • Collective performance
  • Rhetoric of social institutions

Selected Publications

  • Dream Machines (London: Open Humanities Press, 2017)
  • The Madness of Knowledge: On Wisdom, Ignorance and Fantasies of Knowing (London: Reaktion 2019)
  • Giving Way: Thoughts on Unappreciated Dispositions (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019)
  • A History of Asking (London: Open Humanities Press, 2023, forthcoming)
  • Dreamwork: Why All Work is Imaginary (London: Reaktion, 2023, forthcoming)

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