Michael Millner, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, "Mark Dion, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and the Culture of Nature"

Michael Millner

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Michael Millner works in the field of 19th- and 20th-century literary and cultural studies, and his scholarship is often situated at the intersection of cultural production and political theory, with special interests in public-sphere theory, history of the book and reading, and a globally oriented cultural studies. He is the author of Fever Reading: Affect and Reading Badly in the Early American Public Sphere(2012) and other essays about American culture. As director of a public humanities center, he has served as primary investigator on a number of grant-funded projects where that work closely with museums, archives, and civic groups.


Mark Dion (b. 1951) is a visual and conceptual artist especially relevant to scholars of the culture of nature in 19th-century America. MOMA, the Tate, the Miami Art Museum, and the British Museum of Natural History, among... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Michael Millner (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)

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P20 » C19 in Contemporary Culture (14:00 - Thursday, 22nd March, Enchantment F)

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