A seminar for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities with Toby Miller where he presents his book Blow up the humanities.
In Blow Up the Humanities has esteemed scholar Toby Miller declaring that there are two humanities in the United States. One is the venerable, powerful humanities of private universities; the other is the humanities of state schools, which focus mainly on job prospects. There is a class division between the two—both in terms of faculty research and student background—and it must end. Miller critically lays waste to the system. He examines scholarly publishing as well as media and cultural studies to show how to restructure the humanities by studying popular cultural phenomena, like video games. Miller ultimately insists that these two humanities must merge in order to survive and succeed in producing an aware and concerned citizenry.
Toby Miller is a British/Australian-American interdisciplinary social scientist with areas of concentration including cultural studies and media studies. He is Professor at University of California Riverside; at Murdoch University, at Universidad del Norte, at Cardiff University, and at Loughborough University. Toby Miller is the author and editor of over forty books, among which can be mentioned Greenwashing culture, Greening the media and Blow up the humanities. During 2019 he is guest researcher at the department of culture and media studies at Umeå University.