Matt Applegate

Digital Humanities & New Media

Molloy College

1000 Hempstead Avenue

Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002

mapplegate@molloy.edu

http://mapplega.com

 

Education

2014 Ph.D., Comparative Literature (Philosophy, Literature, & the Theory of Criticism), Binghamton University, State University of New York, SUNY

 

2010 M.A., Philosophy (Philosophy, Interpretation, & Culture), Binghamton University, State University of New York, SUNY

 

2008 B.A. magna cum laude, Literature, Point Loma Nazarene University

         B.A. magna cum laude, Philosophy, Point Loma Nazarene University

 

Employment

2020 - Present Associate Professor of English & Digital Humanities, Program Director of Digital Humanities & New Media, Molloy College

2014 - 2020 Assistant Professor of English & Digital Humanities, Molloy College

 

Research & Teaching Interests

Critical Theory, Digital Humanities, Digital Literacy, the Political Economy of Media, Spatial Humanities, Screen Studies

 

Book

Guerrilla Theory: Political Concepts, Critical Digital Humanities, winter 2020, Northwestern University Press

 

Peer-Reviewed Essays & Chapters

“Digital Humanities as Critical University Studies: Three Provocations,” Institutions, Infrastructures at the Interstices, Eds. Anne McGrail, Angel David Nieves, Siobhan Senier, University of Minnesota Press, Forthcoming

 

“The Syllabus as Manifesto,” Syllabus, Eds. Matthew K. Gold, Rebecca Frost Davis, Katherine D. Harris, 9.1 (2020), Open Access: http://www.syllabusjournal.org/syllabus/article/view/295/Applegate

“Glitch-Writing, or, How to Break Twitter,” Buzzademia, special issue of Hyperrhiz, Eds. Mark C. Marino, Kim Knight, & Anne Cong-Huyen, 21 (fall 2019), Open Access: http://hyperrhiz.io/hyperrhiz21/miscellany/6-glitch-writing.html

 

“Communicating Graphically: Mimesis, Visual Communication, & Commodification as Culture,” w/ Jamie Cohen, Cultural Politics, 13.1 (spring 2017): 81-100

 

“Urban Guerrillas on Film: Mediatization, Guerrilla Filmmaking, and Guerrilla Seeing in Emile de Antonio’s Underground,” Cultural Critique, 93.2 (spring 2016): 59-85

 

“Glîtchéd in †ranslation: Rèading †ext & Codè as a Plaÿ of $pacés,” Amodern Issue 6: Reading the Illegible, (summer 2016), Open Access: http://amodern.net/article/glitched-in-translation/

 

“Imagining the End of Late Capitalism in Shane Carruth’s Primer and Upstream Color,” Theory & Event 19.2 (spring 2016)

 

The Wire at a Distance: The Socio-Cultural Determination of Meaning and the Challenges of Online Learning” Anthology entitled, The Wire in the College Classroom: Pedagogical Approaches to the Humanities, Eds. Naomi Crummey & Karen Dillon, McFarland Press, 2015, 196-211

 

“Improvising the Future: Theory, Practice, and Struggle in Adorno and Horkheimer’s Towards a New Manifesto.” Telos 162 (spring 2013): 177-181

 

“Virtuality and Resistance: Situating the Manifesto Between Command and Political Metamorphosis.” Borderlands e-Journal 11.3 (2012), Open Access:

http://www.borderlands.net.au/vol11no3_2012/applegate_virtuality.pdf

 

Occasional Writing & Reviews

“The Lab is Closed: A Collective Future is Open,” Incidental Noyes: A Book Blog by Northwestern University Press, Open Access: https://incidentalnoyes.com/2020/05/07/the-lab-is-closed-a-collective-future-is-open/

Editor’s Choice @ Digital Humanities Now: https://digitalhumanitiesnow.org/2020/05/197103/

“All Monuments Must Fall!,” w/ Andrew Culp, Art-Leaks Gazette #5, 98-102, Open Access: https://artsleaks.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/artleaksgazette5_f3-compressed-1.pdf

 

“Manifesto.” Donaueschinger Musiktage Classic Program, fall 2017, 18-19.

 

“Glîtchéd in †ranslation,” Conference Proceedings, The Berkeley Conference on Precarious Aesthetics, Open Access: http://bcnm.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/AESTH_Matt_Applegate.pdf

 

“Low Theory.” Review of Telesthesia: Communication, Culture & Class by McKenzie Wark. Reviews in Cultural Theory 4.1 (2013): 76-80 Open Access: http://www.reviewsinculture.com/?r=115

 

“The Emancipatory Power of Critical Art.” Review of The Emancipated Spectator by Jacques Rancière. Socialism & Democracy, 26.3 (2012): 209-212

 

“Gramsci and the Politics of Literary Criticism,” Telos Press/TELOSthreads, Open Access: http://www.telospress.com/gramsci-and-the-politics-of-literary-criticism/

 

“Education, Revolt!” Telos Press/TELOSthreads, Open Access: http://www.telospress.com/education-revolt/

“The Roots of the Knowledge Factory: Coercion, Exploitation, and Pedagogy” Telos Press/TELOSthreads, Open Access: http://www.telospress.com/the-roots-of-the-knowledge-factory-coercion-exploitation-and-pedagogy/

 

“Filming Capital, Filming Ourselves: Uncovering the Revolutionary Horizons of Cinematic Thought and Practice” Telos Press/TELOSthreads, Open Access: http://www.telospress.com/filming-capital-filming-ourselves-uncovering-the-revolutionary-horizon-of-cinematic-thought-and-practice/

 

“Toward a Virtual Topography of the Manifesto.” TELOSscope: Telos Press Online, Open Access: http://www.telospress.com/toward-a-virtual-topography-of-the-manifesto/

 

“Car, Hacker, Exit: Three Movements of Ecologica.” Review of Ecologica by André Gorz. Radical Philosophy Review, 14.2 (2011): 223-226

 

“The Multivoiced Body.” Review of The Multivoiced Body: Society and Communication in the Age of Diversity by Fred Evans. Radical Philosophy Review, 13.2 (2010): 113-117

 

Grants

Co-Investigator, New York State Economic Development Council Grant, $300,000, awarded for the New Media Collaboratory @ The Schubert School, Molloy College and the Baldwin School District, 2015

 

Digital Projects

Co-Creator, The Spatial Humanities Kit: http://spatialhumanitieskit.org

 

Co-Creator, Molloy Media Archaeology Rome: http://mappingabsence.org/

 

Creator & Designer, Molloy Media Archaeology in Ireland

Map (powered by Mapbox, customized with Javascript): http://molloymediaarchaeology.org

Map & Archive built on location @ Dundalk Institute of Technology in Dundalk, Ireland with undergraduates from Molloy College. Built in consultation with Jamie Cohen & Margaret De Lima.

 

Co-Creator & Administrator of The Digital Manifesto Archive, http://digitalmanifesto.net/

Interviews

Professor Jeffrey Schnapp, Romance Languages & Literatures @ Harvard University, Co-Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DrfiAuI4Og

 

Dr. Yuk Hui, Postdoctoral Reseacher at the Centre for Digital Cultures @ Leuphana Universität Lüneburg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsCaXWejPcU

 

Rosa Menkman, Glitch Artist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeJYwBxw73U

Professor McKenzie Wark, Culture and Media @ The New School for Social Research: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc9BD35YUSs

 

Geert Lovink, Founding Director of the Institute for Network Cultures, http://digitalmanifesto.net/LovinkDMAinterview.pdf

 

Selected Conference Presentations

“Narrative Maps for the DH Classroom: Code, Media Production, and Site Specific Storytelling,” Presented at the 135th Annual Modern Language Association (MLA), winter 2020

“Digital Tools as Critical Theory: Edu-factory to Digital Humanities,” Presented at Accelerated Academy 7 @ Michigan State University, fall 2019

Editor’s Choice @ Digital Humanities Now: https://digitalhumanitiesnow.org/2019/12/digital-tools-as-critical-theory-presentation-acceleratedacademy7/

“Locating Absence with Narrative Digital Maps,” Presented at ADHO: Digital Humanities 2019 w/ Sarah Evans & Jamie Cohen, Accepted as a Long Paper, summer 2019

 

“VR Video Production for Interactive Digital Maps,” Presented at ADHO: Digital Humanities 2019 w/ Sarah Evans & Jamie Cohen, Accepted as Poster Session, summer 2019

 

“Exploit, Code-Switch, Glitch.” Presented at the 134th Annual Modern Language Association (MLA), winter 2019

Report @ Digital Humanities Now: http://digitalhumanitiesnow.org/2019/01/mla19-presentation/

 

“The Spatial Humanities Kit.” Presented at ADHO: Digital Humanities 2018 w/ Jamie Cohen, Accepted as a Poster Session, summer 2018

 

“DH in Underserved High School Classrooms.” Presented at ADHO: Digital Humanities 2018 w/ Jamie Cohen, Accepted as a Long Paper, summer 2018

 

“DH as CUS: An Alt-Genealogy of DH Praxis.” Presented at the 133rd Annual Modern Language Association (MLA), winter 2018

 

“Digital Humanities as Critical University Studies.” Presented at ADHO: Digital Humanities 2017, Accepted as a Long Paper, summer 2017

Editor’s Choice @ Digital Humanities Now: http://digitalhumanitiesnow.org/2017/08/dh-2017-presentation-dh-as-critical-university-studies/

 

“Bringing DH Methods & New Media Principles to Underserved High School Students.” Presented on the “Digital Humanities in Secondary Education” panel at the 132nd Annual Modern Language Association (MLA), winter 2017

 

“Adversarial Design as Multimodal Process: The Digital Manifesto Archive & @DHManifesto Bot.” Presented on the “That’s Not How Scholarship Works!” roundtable at the 132nd Annual Modern Language Association (MLA), winter 2017

Zine for Presentation: https://mapplega.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/participatory-conflict-1.pdf

 

“Thinking Tactical Contradiction in the Digital Humanities.” Presented at the 30th Annual Symposium on African American Culture & Philosophy @ Purdue University, winter 2016

 

“A Guerrilla Theory for the Digital Humanities.” Presented at the Keystone Digital Humanities Conference @ the University of Pittsburgh, Accepted as a Long Paper, summer 2016

 

“Communicating with the Homologlyph: Mimesis, Visual Culture, & Commodification as Culture.” Presented on the “Digital Dispersions” panel with Jamie Cohen at the 56th Annual Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) Conference, spring 2016

 

“Making The Digital Manifesto Archive.” Presented with Yu Yin To on the “Digital Humanities & The Archive” panel at the 131st Annual Modern Language Association (MLA), winter 2016

 

“Glîtchéd in †ranslation: Rèading †ext & Codè as a Plaÿ of $pacés.” Presented at the Berkeley Conference on Precarious Aesthetics, fall 2015

 

“The Politics of Anonymity: Aldo Tambellini, Third Cinema, and Black Mask.” Presented on the “Political Engagements: Resistance and Activism in Film and Media” panel at the 55th Annual Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) Conference, spring 2015.

 

“Imagining the End of Late Capitalism: Exploitation and Escape in Shane Carruth’s Primer and Upstream Color.” Presented on the “Blockbusters, Technologies, Apocalypses” panel at the 54th Annual Society of Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) Conference, spring 2014.

 

“Digital Democracies: The Virtual, The Real, and the Foreclosure of Dissent.” Presented on the “Mediatized Democracy” panel at the 8th Annual Telos Press Conference, winter 2014

 

“Realizing a Materialist Literary Criticism: Hardt and Negri on the Politics of Literary Inquiry.” Presented on the “Reading with Negri” panel at the 129th Annual MLA (Modern Language Association) Convention, winter 2014

 

“Mobilizing Negative Affects: Representing Resentment and Hatred in the Literature and Visual Culture of the Black Panther Party.” Presented at the 8th International Rethinking Marxism Conference, hosted by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, fall 2013

 

“‘Guerrilla Seeing’: Aesthetics, Subjectivity, and Mediatization in Emile de Antonio’s Underground.” Presented on the “Representing Revolution” panel at the Marxist Literary Group Institute on Culture and Society, summer 2013

 

“Capitalism is a Pyramid Scheme: Propaganda, Ephemera, and Narratives of Class Identity.” Presented on the “Representing Class Mobility: Time, Space, History, and Form” panel at the 44th Annual NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Conference, Hosted by Tufts University, spring 2013

 

“Cartography, Expanded Cinema, and the Time of the Now.” Presented at the Annual Department of Comparative Literature Conference at Binghamton University—SUNY, Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics, spring 2012

 

“Manifesting the Function of an Immanent Desire: Producing a Virtual Topography of the Manifesto.” Presented on the “Transnationalist Spaces” panel at the Annual Telos Institute Conference: Space: Virtuality, Territoriality, and Relationality, winter 2012

 

“Situating the Manifesto After Marx: Time, Protest, and Insurrection.” Presented on the “Time of Protest” panel at The 21st Annual PIC (Philosophy, Interpretation, & Culture) Conference, The Revolution of Time and the Time of Revolution, Binghamton University—SUNY, spring 2011

 

Public Presentations & Invited Lectures

“Let’s Make Something! Accounting for the Labor and Impact of The Digital Manifesto Archive,” the GSO Speaker Series @ The Department of Comparative Literature, Binghamton University—SUNY, spring 2015

 

“Civil Rights Now: Black Lives Matter and the School to Prison Pipeline,” Panel Participant, Molloy College, fall 2015

 

“Digital Writing & Design: Let’s Glitch the Interface!,” THATCamp @ Molloy College, summer 2015

 

“Collaborating with Digital Technologies (Prezi, Google Docs, Padlet),” Molloy College, Communicating Across the Curriculum, spring 2015

 

“Archiving the Digital Manifesto,” Molloy College, fall 2014

 

“Digital Writing Platforms for Arts Education,” Balanced Mind Curriculum Conference XVIII, Molloy College, fall 2014

 

“Conceptualizing Aldo Tambellini’s Black TV: Intermedia, Process Perception, and the Network Subject” IASH Community of Scholars Presentation (the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities), Binghamton University—SUNY, spring 2014

 

The Wire and the Limits of the Political,” Invited Lecture at the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, the University of Redlands, spring 2014

 

“Up Against the Wall: Guerrilla Discourse and DIY Media in 1960’s Manhattan,” IASH Community of Scholars Presentation (the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities), Binghamton University—SUNY, fall 2013

 

“Biopolitics and the Imperatives of Guerrilla Discourse.” Presented at the Department of Comparative Studies Annual Lecture Series, the Ohio State University (OSU), spring 2013

 

Teaching Experience

Molloy College

COM 228: Writing for the Web (fall 2015)

COM 243: Introduction to New Media (spring 2015, spring 2016, spring 2018)

COM 260: Research and Communication (fall 2015)

ENG 100: Introduction to College Composition (fall 2014 sections 03 and 04, fall 2015)

ENG 110: College Composition (fall 2014, spring 2015 sections 05 and 06, summer 2015, fall 2015, spring 2016, fall 2016, spring 2017, fall 2019)

ENG 162: Short Story (fall 2016)

ENG 200: Writing in the Digital Age (fall 2014, spring 2015, spring 2016, spring 2017, fall 2017, spring 2018)

ENG 231: Advanced Composition (fall 2019)

ENG 234 T1: Journalism Practicum (spring 2017)

ENG 243: American Writers I (fall 2016)

ENG 255: Digital Literature (spring 2018, fall 2018)

ENG 354: Blogs, Zines, and e-Books (spring 2018)

ENG 3530: Coding for the Humanities (spring 2020)

ENG 492: Writing Seminar (spring 2016, spring 2017, fall 2017, spring 2018, fall 2018, spring 2018, fall 2019)

FST 100: The First Year Experience (fall 2019)

NMD 110: Introduction to Digital Literacies (spring 2018, fall 2019)

NMD 228: Writing for the Web (fall 2016, fall 2017)

NMD 243: Introduction to New Media (spring 2017)

NMD 244: Online Content Production (fall 2018)

NMD 440: Internship (spring 2018, fall 2018, spring 2018)

NMD 441: Internship II (spring 2018)

PHI 100: The Pursuit of Wisdom (fall 2015)

SAP 261: Media Archaeology Ireland (spring 2016)

SAP 263: Media Archaeology Rome (spring 2018)

 

Binghamton University

Cinema & Violence         COLI 331E/COLI 280R

                Sections:

                Narratives of Class Mobility & Class Mobilization

                Propaganda & War

                Reel Violence, Slow Violence, Spectacular Violence

Television Culture         COLI 331T

Literature & Psychology: Diagnosis, Colony, Weapon     COLI 211B

Literature & Society: Manifestos & The Politics of Speculation         COLI 214B

World Literature I         COLI 110

Cosmopolitanism & Cosmo-politics         PIC 280

 

University Service

Molloy College

Co-Chair, Committee on Online/Hybrid Teaching Evaluation, 2016-Present

 

Co-Founder & Organizer, The New Media Academy, in partnership with Molloy College and Baldwin School District, 2015-Present

 

Information Technology Task Force Member, Molloy College, 2015-2016

 

Contract Committee Member, Molloy College, 2015-2016

 

Lead Organizer, THATCamp @Molloy (Technology & Humanities Camp), Molloy College, summer 2015

 

Committee Member, Digital Humanities Major Proposal, a new major designed to link computer science with the humanities, Molloy College, 2014-2016

 

Binghamton University

Vice President of the COLI GSO (the Department of Comparative Literature Graduate Student Organization) at Binghamton University—SUNY, 2012-2013

 

President of the COLI GSO (the Department of Comparative Literature Graduate Student Organization) at Binghamton University—SUNY, 2011-2012

 

Organizer, Comparative Literature Graduate Student Organization Annual Conference at Binghamton University—SUNY, Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics, 2012

 

President of the PIC GSO (the Philosophy, Interpretation & Culture Graduate Student Organization) at Binghamton University—SUNY, 2009-2010

 

Additional Professional Experience

Panel Organizer, “Screen/Post-Screen Digital Humanities,” at the 134th Annual Modern Language Association (MLA), winter 2019

Selected for Presidential Theme, “Textual Transactions”

Announced @ Digital Humanities Now: http://digitalhumanitiesnow.org/2018/11/s143-mla-19-screen-post-screen-dh/

 

Panel Organizer, “Digital Humanities as Critical University Studies,” at the 133rd Annual Modern Language Association (MLA), winter 2018

                Selected for Presidential Theme, “States of Insecurity”

 

Panel Organizer, “Digital Humanities in Secondary Education,” at the 132nd Annual Modern Language Association (MLA), winter 2017

                Editor’s Choice @ Digital Humanities Now: http://digitalhumanitiesnow.org/2016/10/mla-panel-                739-2017-digital-humanities-in-secondary-ed-matt-applegate/

 

Panel Organizer, “The Digital Humanities & The Archive,” at the 131st Annual Modern Language Association (MLA), winter 2016

 

Editorial Internship, Telos Press/TELOSthreads, 2013

                Interview: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqOCC6N-GFk&w=420&h=315>

 

Web Design/Maintenance, Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture Program, Binghamton University—SUNY, 2008-2009

 

Professional Affiliations

The Modern Language Association (MLA)

 

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)

 

Academic Awards

Binghamton University (Graduate)

Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF), the Department of Comparative Literature, Binghamton University—SUNY, 2013-2014

 

IASH Doctoral Fellowship, the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at Binghamton University—SUNY, 2013-2014

 

Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Graduate Student Conference Award, the 8th Annual Telos Press Conference, 2014

 

Recommendations

Available upon request