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Professor Gary Hall

07974984325
aa4180@coventry.ac.uk
http://www.garyhall.info

Research Professor of Media and Performing Arts
Director of Coventry University’s Digital Media Grand Challenge (DMGC)

Media and Communication
SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB
Room: LIW in GS
Main Duties: Providing strategic leadership and vision for the development of research in Media and Communication

Biography:

Gary Hall is Professor of Media and Performing Arts and Director of the Centre for Disruptive Media at Coventry University. He is author of Culture in Bits (Continuum, 2002) and Digitize This Book!: The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now (Minnesota UP, 2008), and co-editor of New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory (Edinburgh UP, 2006), and Experimenting: Essays with Samuel Weber (Fordham UP, 2007). He has over 25 peer-reviewed publications in edited books and academic journals, including Angelaki, Cultural Studies, The Oxford Literary Review, Parallax and Radical Philosophy.

In 1999 he co-founded the open access journal Culture Machine, which was an early champion of OA in the humanities. In 2006 he co-founded Open Humanities Press (OHP), the first OA press dedicated to contemporary critical and cultural theory, which currently has 14 journals in its collective. An OHP monograph project, run in collaboration with the University of Michigan Library's MPublishing, was launched in 2009.

Mission Statement:

My research explores the implications that changes in the media landscape, including those generated by corporate social media and social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, have for the ways media theorists create, perform and circulate research and knowledge. It pays special attention to the medium theorists themselves employ most frequently: the linearly written, print-on-paper codex text. It asks, "to what extent can the ongoing changes in the media landscape that are shaping our memories and consciousness be understood by subjectivities that continue to live, work and think on the basis of knowledge instruments originating in a very different epistemic environment?"

View Gary's expert directory profile.


Qualifications

  • D.Phil., Critical and Cultural Theory, University of Sussex
  • MA, English Literature (Critical Theory), University of Sussex
  • B.A (Hons), Independent Studies Degree in Modern Literature with a minor in Sociology, University of Lancaster

Selected Outputs

  • Hall, G. (2012) 'Is Critical Theory Out of Time for Data-Driven Scholarship?'. In Debates in the Digital Humanities. Ed. by Gold, M.K. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press
  • Hall, G. (2012) 'Pirate Radical Philosophy'. Radical Philosophy 173, 33-40. Available from http://bit.ly/11JnzP4
  • Hall, G. (2012) 'The Singularity of New Media'. In Between Page and Screen: Remaking Literature through Cinema and Cyberspace. Ed. by Wurth, K.B. New York: Fordham University Press
  • Hall, G. (2012) 'There Are No Digital Humanities'. In Debates in the Digital Humanities. Ed. by Gold, M.K. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press
  • Hall, G. (2011) 'Ambient Scholarship'. In I Read Where I Am. Ed. by Lovink, G., Gerritzen, M., and Kampman, M. Amsterdam: Graphic Design Museum
  • Hall, G. (2010) 'It's a Thin Line Between Love and Hate: Why Cultural Studies Is So 'Naff''. In Popular Culture. Ed. by Pickering , M. Sage
  • Hall, G. (2009) 'Fluid Notes on Liquid Books'. In Putting Knowledge to Work and Letting Information Play: The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture, Center for Digital Discourse and Culture (CDDC) @ Virginia Tech. Ed. by Luke, T.W., and Hunsinger, J.W.33-53.Available from http://www.cddc.vt.edu/10th-book/
  • Hall, G. (2008) Digitize This Book!: The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press
  • Hall, G. (2007) 'The Politics of Secrecy: Cultural Studies and Derrida in the Age of Empire'. Cultural Studies 21 (1), 59-81. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09502380601046998
  • Wortham, S.M., and Hall, G. (eds.) (2007) Experimenting: Essays with Samuel Weber. New York: Fordham University Press
  • Hall, G., and Birchall, C. (eds.) (2006) New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
  • Hall, G. (2002) Culture in Bits: The Monstrous Future of Theory. New York: Continuum
  • Hall, G. (2002) 'Para-site'. In The Cyborg Experiments: The Extensions of the Body in the Media Age. Ed. by Zylinska, J. London: Continuum, 131-146
  • Hall, G. (1999) 'www.culturalstudies.ac.uk'. The Oxford Literary Review 21, 91-116

Selected Funding

  • 2011, Living Books About Life: LiviBL project, JISC e-Content Programme Strand A, £78,369
  • 2003, Overseas Conference Grant, British Academy
  • 2000, Research leave scheme grant to complete an academic monograph, Culture in Bits, Arts and Humanities Research Board, £6,700

Research Students

PhD: 3 completions 7 current students

Selected Professional Activities

  • Co-founder and co-editor of Culture Machine
  • Director of the Cultural Studies e-Archive (CSeARCH) - launched March 2006
  • Co-founder of Open Humanities Press (OHP), the first open-access publishing house dedicated to Contemporary Critical and Cultural Theory
  • Series Editor (with Clare Birchall and Joanna Zylinska) of the Living Books About Life (LiviBL) series - funded by JISC and published by Open Humanities Press
  • External assessor (by letter) of professorial appointments and other senior appointments and promotions for University of California, Los Angeles (2010), Cardiff University (2009), University of New South Wales (2008), University of East London (2009) and Indiana University (2009)

Teaching

  • Research in Communication Culture and Media I and II (Core course for all MA degrees in the Department of Media and Communication)
  • MA dissertation module

Other Responsibilities

  • Managing, developing and supporting a team of research staff and research fellows focused on delivering international outputs
  • Secure external support and funding
  • Supervising postgraduate research students
  • Developing collaborative activities with staff in other disciplines and universities and partnerships with relevant public, private voluntary sector funding bodies and research Leading processes of research assessment and playing a major role in the RAE

Professor Gary Hall

Research Professor of Media and Performing ArtsDirector of Coventry University’s Digital Media Grand Challenge (DMGC)
Media and Communication
SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB
Room: LIW in GS
Main Duties: Providing strategic leadership and vision for the development of research in Media and Communication

Biography:

Gary Hall is Professor of Media and Performing Arts and Director of the Centre for Disruptive Media at Coventry University. He is author of Culture in Bits (Continuum, 2002) and Digitize This Book!: The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now (Minnesota UP, 2008), and co-editor of New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory (Edinburgh UP, 2006), and Experimenting: Essays with Samuel Weber (Fordham UP, 2007). He has over 25 peer-reviewed publications in edited books and academic journals, including Angelaki, Cultural Studies, The Oxford Literary Review, Parallax and Radical Philosophy.

In 1999 he co-founded the open access journal Culture Machine, which was an early champion of OA in the humanities. In 2006 he co-founded Open Humanities Press (OHP), the first OA press dedicated to contemporary critical and cultural theory, which currently has 14 journals in its collective. An OHP monograph project, run in collaboration with the University of Michigan Library's MPublishing, was launched in 2009.

Mission Statement:

My research explores the implications that changes in the media landscape, including those generated by corporate social media and social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, have for the ways media theorists create, perform and circulate research and knowledge. It pays special attention to the medium theorists themselves employ most frequently: the linearly written, print-on-paper codex text. It asks, "to what extent can the ongoing changes in the media landscape that are shaping our memories and consciousness be understood by subjectivities that continue to live, work and think on the basis of knowledge instruments originating in a very different epistemic environment?"

View Gary's expert directory profile.


Qualifications

  • D.Phil., Critical and Cultural Theory, University of Sussex
  • MA, English Literature (Critical Theory), University of Sussex
  • B.A (Hons), Independent Studies Degree in Modern Literature with a minor in Sociology, University of Lancaster

Selected Outputs

  • Hall, G. (2012) 'Is Critical Theory Out of Time for Data-Driven Scholarship?'. In Debates in the Digital Humanities. Ed. by Gold, M.K. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press
  • Hall, G. (2012) 'Pirate Radical Philosophy'. Radical Philosophy 173, 33-40. Available from http://bit.ly/11JnzP4
  • Hall, G. (2012) 'The Singularity of New Media'. In Between Page and Screen: Remaking Literature through Cinema and Cyberspace. Ed. by Wurth, K.B. New York: Fordham University Press
  • Hall, G. (2012) 'There Are No Digital Humanities'. In Debates in the Digital Humanities. Ed. by Gold, M.K. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press
  • Hall, G. (2011) 'Ambient Scholarship'. In I Read Where I Am. Ed. by Lovink, G., Gerritzen, M., and Kampman, M. Amsterdam: Graphic Design Museum
  • Hall, G. (2010) 'It's a Thin Line Between Love and Hate: Why Cultural Studies Is So 'Naff''. In Popular Culture. Ed. by Pickering , M. Sage
  • Hall, G. (2009) 'Fluid Notes on Liquid Books'. In Putting Knowledge to Work and Letting Information Play: The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture, Center for Digital Discourse and Culture (CDDC) @ Virginia Tech. Ed. by Luke, T.W., and Hunsinger, J.W.33-53.Available from http://www.cddc.vt.edu/10th-book/
  • Hall, G. (2008) Digitize This Book!: The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press
  • Hall, G. (2007) 'The Politics of Secrecy: Cultural Studies and Derrida in the Age of Empire'. Cultural Studies 21 (1), 59-81. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09502380601046998
  • Wortham, S.M., and Hall, G. (eds.) (2007) Experimenting: Essays with Samuel Weber. New York: Fordham University Press
  • Hall, G., and Birchall, C. (eds.) (2006) New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
  • Hall, G. (2002) Culture in Bits: The Monstrous Future of Theory. New York: Continuum
  • Hall, G. (2002) 'Para-site'. In The Cyborg Experiments: The Extensions of the Body in the Media Age. Ed. by Zylinska, J. London: Continuum, 131-146
  • Hall, G. (1999) 'www.culturalstudies.ac.uk'. The Oxford Literary Review 21, 91-116

Selected Funding

  • 2011, Living Books About Life: LiviBL project, JISC e-Content Programme Strand A, £78,369
  • 2003, Overseas Conference Grant, British Academy
  • 2000, Research leave scheme grant to complete an academic monograph, Culture in Bits, Arts and Humanities Research Board, £6,700

Research Students

PhD: 3 completions 7 current students

Selected Professional Activities

  • Co-founder and co-editor of Culture Machine
  • Director of the Cultural Studies e-Archive (CSeARCH) - launched March 2006
  • Co-founder of Open Humanities Press (OHP), the first open-access publishing house dedicated to Contemporary Critical and Cultural Theory
  • Series Editor (with Clare Birchall and Joanna Zylinska) of the Living Books About Life (LiviBL) series - funded by JISC and published by Open Humanities Press
  • External assessor (by letter) of professorial appointments and other senior appointments and promotions for University of California, Los Angeles (2010), Cardiff University (2009), University of New South Wales (2008), University of East London (2009) and Indiana University (2009)

Teaching

  • Research in Communication Culture and Media I and II (Core course for all MA degrees in the Department of Media and Communication)
  • MA dissertation module

Other Responsibilities

  • Managing, developing and supporting a team of research staff and research fellows focused on delivering international outputs
  • Secure external support and funding
  • Supervising postgraduate research students
  • Developing collaborative activities with staff in other disciplines and universities and partnerships with relevant public, private voluntary sector funding bodies and research Leading processes of research assessment and playing a major role in the RAE