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Dr Michael Rodgers

Profile summary

  • Honorary Associate
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Art His, Class St, Eng&CW, Mus
  • English & Creative Writing
  • m.rodgers

Professional biography

Dr Michael Rodgers is Honorary Associate and Associate Lecturer in English Literature at The Open University. He is the author of Nabokov and Nietzsche: Problems and Perspectives (Bloomsbury, 2018) and co-editor of Nabokov and the Question of Morality: Aesthetics, Metaphysics, and the Ethics of Fiction (Palgrave, 2016). He is currently working on uncomfortable humour in twentieth-century literature.

Research interests

Twentieth-century literature, theory, film, and music

Humour theory

Literature and philosophy

Bob Dylan



A Theory of Genre Formation in the Twentieth Century (2015-12)
Rodgers, Michael
CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, 17, Article 2(4)
Relationships of Ownership: Art and Theft in Bob Dylan's 1960s Trilogy (2012-05-21)
Rodgers, Michael
Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, 3(1) (pp. 17-29)
Lolita's Nietzchean Morality (2011-04)
Rodgers, Michael
Philosophy and Literature, 35(1) (pp. 104-120)
Nabokov and Nietzsche: Problems and Perspectives (2018-04)
Rodgers, Michael
ISBN : 9781501339578 | Publisher : Bloomsbury
The Original of Laura and Nietzsche: A Zarathustran Tool? (2013-11-11)
Rodgers, Michael
In: Leving, Yuri ed. Shades of Laura: Vladimir Nabokov's Last Novel, The Original of Laura (pp. 114-128)
ISBN : 9780773542631 | Publisher : McGill-Queen's University Press
Nabokov and the Question of Morality: Aesthetics, Metaphysics, and the Ethics of Fiction (2016-08-31)
Rodgers, Michael and Sweeney, Susan Elizabeth eds.
ISBN : 978-1-137-59666-6 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : New York

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