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Dr Michael Rodgers

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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; awarded The Jane Grayson Prize by the International Vladimir Nabokov Society) and co-editor, with Susan Elizabeth Sweeney, 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

Vladimir Nabokov

Twentieth-century literature, theory, film, and music

Humour theory

Literature and philosophy

Bob Dylan

 

Publications

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


Nabokov's Visceral, Cerebral, and Aesthetic Senses (2020-06-20)
Rodgers, Michael
In: Bouchet, Marie; Loison-Charles, Julie and Poulin, Isabelle eds. The Five Senses in Nabokov's Work (pp. 53-68)
ISBN : 9783030454050 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan


The Will to Disempower? Nabokov and his Readers (2016-09)
Rodgers, Michael
In: Rodgers, Michael and Sweeney, Susan Elizabeth eds. Nabokov and the Question of Morality: Aesthetics, Metaphysics and the Ethics of Fiction (pp. 51-69)
ISBN : 978-1-137-59666-6 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan


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