“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, April 8, 2018

My New Bio

It's really hard to get these things write and there are different ones for different occasions but this is what I like to say about myself these days:

Timothy Morton is Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University. He has collaborated with Björk, Jennifer Walshe, Olafur Eliasson, Haim Steinbach, Emilija Škarnulytė and Pharrell Williams. He is the author of Being Ecological (Penguin, 2018), Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People (Verso, 2017), Dark Ecology: For a Logic of Future Coexistence (Columbia, 2016), Nothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism (Chicago, 2015), Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World (Minnesota, 2013), Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality (Open Humanities, 2013), The Ecological Thought (Harvard, 2010), Ecology without Nature (Harvard, 2007), eight other books and 200 essays on philosophy, ecology, literature, music, art, architecture, design and food. In 2014 Morton gave the Wellek Lectures in Theory. Blog: http://www.ecologywithoutnature.blogspot.com. Twitter: @the_eco_thought


billoo said...

Hello, Tim!

Just wanted to say I'm really enjoying your book, Being Ecological. The point about Rothko really resonated with me. I don't have a religious bone in my body (except, perhaps, for my funny bone) but sitting in front of the paintings (when they were shown at the Tate..I went twice in the same day even though it was very expensive) I think I had something like a religious experience (no that that word particularly interests me). I don't know if it made me think of the Ka'ba but there was just this feeling of a beautiful sadness to the shimmering darkness.

Anyways, love the book.

Keep well and salams!


phil said...

Hi TiMo!

I like your bio, and I love your writing, and especially love your class on Romanticism. Mind blowing shit! Anyway, I want to share my movies woth you. Check them out @ vimeo.com/phillogan