Professor Gary Hall

Gary Hall is Professor of Media and Performing Arts and Director of the Centre for Disruptive Media at Coventry University, UK. He is author of Culture in Bits (Continuum, 2002) and Digitize This Book!: The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now (Minnesota UP, 2008), and co-editor of New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory (Edinburgh UP, 2006), and Experimenting: Essays with Samuel Weber (Fordham UP, 2007). He has over 25 peer-reviewed publications in edited books and academic journals, including Angelaki, Cultural Studies, The Oxford Literary Review, Parallax and Radical Philosophy.

In 1999 he co-founded the open access journal Culture Machine, which was early champion of OA in the humanities. In 2006 he co-founded Open Humanities Press (OHP), the first OA press dedicated to contemporary critical and cultural theory, which currently has 14 journals in its collective. An OHP monograph project, run in collaboration with the University of Michigan Library’s MPublishing, was launched in 2009.

  • Hall, G. (2008) Digitize This Book!: The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press
  • Hall, G. (2002) Culture in Bits: The Monstrous Future of Theory. New York: Continuum
  • Hall, G., and Birchall, C. (eds.) (2006) New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
  • Wortham, S.M., and Hall, G. (eds.) (2007) Experimenting: Essays with Samuel Weber. New York: Fordham University Press
  • Hall, G. (2012) 'Pirate Radical Philosophy'. Radical Philosophy 173, 33-40.
  • Hall, G. (2010) 'It's a Thin Line Between Love and Hate: Why Cultural Studies Is So 'Naff''. In Popular Culture. Ed. by Pickering , M. Sage
  • Hall, G. (2002) 'Para-site'. In The Cyborg Experiments: The Extensions of the Body in the Media Age. Ed. by Zylinska, J. London: Continuum, 131-146
  • Hall, G. (1999) 'www.culturalstudies.ac.uk'. The Oxford Literary Review 21, 91-116
  • Hall, G. (2012) 'Is Critical Theory Out of Time for Data-Driven Scholarship?'. In Debates in the Digital Humanities. Ed. by Gold, M.K. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press
  • Hall, G. (2012) 'There Are No Digital Humanities'. In Debates in the Digital Humanities. Ed. by Gold, M.K. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press
  • Hall, G. (2007) 'The Politics of Secrecy: Cultural Studies and Derrida in the Age of Empire'. Cultural Studies 21 (1), 59-81.
  • Hall, G. (2010) 'Fluid Notes on Liquid Books'. In Putting Knowledge to Work and Letting Information Play: The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture, Center for Digital Discourse and Culture (CDDC) @ Virginia Tech. Ed. by Luke, T.W., and Hunsinger, J.W.33-53.
  • Hall, G. (2012) 'The Singularity of New Media'. In Between Page and Screen: Remaking Literature through Cinema and Cyberspace. Ed. by Wurth, K.B. New York: Fordham University Press
  • Hall, G. (2012) 'Is Critical Theory Out of Time for Data-Driven Scholarship?'. In Debates in the Digital Humanities. Ed. by Gold, M.K. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press
  • Living Books About Life : Funded by JISC, this is a sustainable series of electronic open access books about life - with life understood both philosophically and biologically - which provides a bridge between the humanities and the sciences.
  • Liquid Books: 
A series of digital academic ‘books’ readers are able to remix, reformat, reversion, reuse, reinvent and republish.
  • Culture Machine Live: 
A series of podcasts as a joint project between Culture Machine, Coventry University and Kings College, University of London.
  • Pirate Philosophy: 
Explores some of the implications of so-called internet piracy for the humanities.
  • Technologies: Studies in Culture and Theory: A series of books from Continuum in media and cultural studies, sociology, critical and cultural theory, philosophy and the history and philosophy of science, edited with Chris Hables Gray)
  • Culture Machine book series : A series of books from Berg which brought together writers from the arts, social sciences and humanities disciplines.
Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021