Dr. Michael Eng

Michael Eng teaches in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Appalachian State University. He specializes in philosophies of race, gender, and disability, and in contemporary continental aesthetic theory. His work has appeared in Feminist Media HistoriesparallaxDeleuze Studies, and Comparative & Continental Philosophy, as well as in the collections Race, Philosophy, and Film and The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemas. He has articles forthcoming in Feminist Formations and in the second volume of Rethinking Women's and Gender Studies. Currently, he is completing a book manuscript titled “The Scene of the Voice: Thinking Language after Affect.”

Recent GWS scholarship

Journal Articles: 

“Diversity Work and the Narcissisms of Affective Exits.” Feminist Formations 31.1 (Spring 2019). Special Issue on Critical Feminist Exits, Re-Routings, and Institutional Betrayals in Academia,” Marta Maria Maldonado and Katja M. Guenther, eds.

 “Lights! Race! Gender! Adrian Piper and the Pseudorationality of Data.” Feminist Media Histories 3.3. Special Issue: Data. (Summer 2017).

 “The Sonic Turn and Theory’s Affective Call.” parallax. Special Issue: Sounding/Thinking. 23.3 (July 2017).

 Essays in Collections: 

“Genealogy,” Keyword for Rethinking Women’s and Gender Studies—Volume II, ed. Catherine M. Orr and Ann Braithwaite (Routledge/Taylor and Francis, forthcoming 2020)

“Philosophy’s Mother Envy: Theory, Affect, and the Possibility of Deconstructing the Mother Tongue,” in Untying the Mother Tongue, ed. Federico Dal Bo and Antonio Castore (Berlin: ICI Berlin, forthcoming 2020)

“Theory’s Affective Scene: Or, What to Do with Affect after Language,” in Public Spheres of Resonance: Constellations of Affect and Language, ed. Anne Fleig and Christian von Scheve (Routledge, 2019)

Title: Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Department: Department of Philosophy and Religion

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2420

Office address
I. G. Greer Hall 115A