Jeffrey Kirkwood *14

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Portrait of Jeffrey West Kirkwood

Jeffrey West Kirkwood is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History and the Department of Cinema at Binghamton University, State University of New York on leave as a Fellow at the Cornell University Society for the Humanities for the 2020-2021 academic year. His research concentrates on media theory and histories of media technology in art, science, and philosophy. He has been the recipient of a number of fellowships and awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship and a Harold W. Dodds Fellowship and was twice a fellow at the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy (IKKM). In 2018 he co-edited and co-wrote the introduction to the first English translation of Ernst Kapp’s Elements of a Philosophy of Technology for the University of Minnesota Press’s Posthumanities series. His writing has appeared in OctoberGrey RoomTexte zur KunstZeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung (ZMK)JacobinOSMOSIdiom, and a number of edited collections, including a volume on Posthumanism in the Age of Humanism. His book Endless Intervals: Cinema, Psychology, and Semiotechnics around 1900 is currently under contract at the University of Minnesota Press, and he is completing a second book entitled The Negative Image: A History of Impossible States.

 

Dissertation:

Cinema Non Facit Saltus: Early German Film and the Cinematic Psyche

Adviser:
Thomas Y. Levin
Current Position:
SUNY Binghamton