Timotheus Vermeulen

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Biography

Timotheus Vermeulen is Professor in Media, Culture and Society at the University of Oslo. He is co-founder of the webzine Notes on Metamodernism and is a regular contributor to frieze. Vermeulen has published widely on cultural and aesthetic theory, close textual analysis of film and television, and contemporary art, both academically and in a popular context. His research has been translated into over ten languages and has been cited around the globe, including popular media such as the New York Times, Die Zeit, Haaretz, Times Literary Supplement, De Groene Amsterdammer, Klassekampen, Adbusters, Art News, Flashart, Scenario, Salon, Log and TANK and in 2013 his collaborative research with Robin van den Akker and Alison Gibbons inspired a special issue of The American Book Review. Vermeulen has served on numerous committees and juries for art prizes, including Coast Contemporary, the Nam Jun Paik Award and the Bonner Kunstpreis. He also advises and consults on exhibitions, most recently 'IKEA Hacking' at the IKEA Museum. As part of the Kroller-Muller Museum's 75 year anniversary, he was amongst the 25 prominent Dutch thinkers and artists tasked with creating an audio tour.

Vermeulen is currently preparing a monograph on Gestures of Time: Screen Performance as Temporal Form, which is forthcoming with SUNY in 2022.

 

Tags: Media Studies, Media Aesthetics, Popular Culture, TV, Film theory, Film studies, Aesthetics, Cultural theory

Publications

'Ideally', in N. Haq (ed.), Laure Provost: Legsicon. London: Bookworks, 2019, p. 123.

'Flat film: Strategies of depthlessness in Pleasantville and La Haine'Film-Philosophy 22:2 (2018), pp. 168-183.

'Emma Thompson in Remains of the Day', in M. Pomerance and K. Stevens (eds.), Close-Up: Great Screen Performances Vol 2: International.Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018, pp. 228-237. 

with Robin van den Akker, 'Parafiction, autofiction, perfiction', in N. Hoare (Ed.), Para/Fictions. Rotterdam: Witte de With Publishers, pp. 19-29. 

‘The Altergorithm’, in R. Braidotti and Maria Hlavajova (eds.), The Posthuman Glossary.London: Bloomsbury, 2018, pp. 29-32.

with Robin van den Akker, 'Periodising the 2000s, or, the emergence of metamodernism', in R. van den Akker, A. Gibbons and T. Vermeulen (eds.), Metamodernism: Historicity, Affect and Depth after Postmodernism. London and New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017, pp. 1-20.

‘Groucho Marxism’, in J. Simon and I. Nierman (eds.), Solution 275: Communism. BerlinSternberg Press, 2017, pp. 102-107.

‘Postmodernism’, in K. Jensen et al (eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. 2016

‘The New Depthiness’E-Flux Journal 61 (2015)

with Robin van den Akker, ‘Utopia, sort of – a case study in metamodernism’Studia Neophilologica87:1 (2015), pp. 55-67.

with Rosi Braidotti, 'Borrowed Energy'Frieze165 (2014), pp. 130-133.

Scenes from the Suburbs: The Suburb in Contemporary US Film and Television. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014.

with Gry Rustad, ‘Watching Television with Jacques Rancière: US Quality TV, Mad Men, and the late cut’Screen54:3 (Autumn 2013), pp. 341-354

‘As if’, in J. Elkins & H. Montgomery (eds), Beyond The Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2013, pp. 167-170

with Martin Dines, ‘Introduction: New Suburban Stories’, M. Dines and T. Vermeulen (eds), New Suburban Stories.London/New York: Bloomsbury, 2013, pp. 1-16.

with S. Critchley and N. Power, ‘Theoretically Speaking’, Frieze 141 (August/September 2011), pp. 176-181.

with Robin van den Akker,‘Notes on metamodernism’Journal of Aesthetics and Culture2 (2010), 13pp.

 

  • Gibbons, Alison; Vermeulen, Timotheus & Van den Akker, Robin (2019). Reality Beckons: metamodernist depthiness beyond panfictionality. European Journal of English Studies (EJES). ISSN 1382-5577. 23(2), p. 172–189. doi: 10.1080/13825577.2019.1640426.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2019). Soft upper lip – Coach’s facial expressions in Friday Night Lights. In Donaldson, Lucy Fife & Walters, James (Ed.), Television Performance. Springer Nature. ISSN 9781137608208. p. 225–239.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus; Gibbons, Alison & Van den Akker, Robin (2019). Metamodernism: Period, Structure of Feeling, and Cultural Logic – A Case Study into Contemporary Autofiction. In Rudrum, David; Askin, Ridvan & Beckman, Frida (Ed.), New Directions in Philosophy and Literature. Edinburgh University Press. ISSN 978-1474449144. p. 41–54.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2019). Nike Air Pocket: fashionable ecology. APRIA [Artez Platform for Research Interventions of the Arts]. ISSN 2589-9007. 0(0). doi: 10.37198/apria.01.00.a7.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2019). Neoliberalism and class tourism in The Darjeeling Limited. New Review of Film and Television Studies. ISSN 1740-0309. 17(3), p. 331–348. doi: 10.1080/17400309.2019.1622888.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2018). Emma Thompson in Remains of the Day. In Pomerance, Murray & Stevens, Kyle (Ed.), Close-Up: Great Cinematic Performances Volume 2: International. Edinburgh University Press. ISSN 9781474417037. p. 228–237. doi: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417037.003.0021.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2018). The altergorithm. In Braidotti, Rosi & Hlavajova, Maria (Ed.), Posthuman Glossary. Bloomsbury Academic. ISSN 9781350030244. p. 29–32.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2018). Flat Film: Strategies of depthlessness in Pleasantville and La Haine. Film-Philosophy. ISSN 1466-4615. 22(2), p. 168–183. doi: 10.3366/film.2018.0071. Full text in Research Archive
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2018). Ecopathy. In Braidotti, Rosi & Hlavajova, Maria (Ed.), Posthuman Glossary. Bloomsbury Academic. ISSN 9781350030244. p. 125–129.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2018). Metamodernism. In Braidotti, Rosi & Hlavajova, Maria (Ed.), Posthuman Glossary. Bloomsbury Academic. ISSN 9781350030244. p. 256–259.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2018). Al Pacino in Donnie Brasco. In Pomerance, Murray & Stevens, Kyle (Ed.), Close-Up: Great Cinematic Performances Volume 1: America. Edinburgh University Press. ISSN 9781474417006. p. 234–242.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus; Constable, Catherine & Denny, Matt (2018). The surfaces of film-philosophy. Film-Philosophy. ISSN 1466-4615. 22(2), p. 143–147. doi: 10.3366/film.2018.0069. Full text in Research Archive
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2017). Contraction and expansion. In Cueto, Barbara & Hendriks, Bas (Ed.), Authenticity? Observations and Artistic Strategies in the post-digital age. Valiz. ISSN 9789492095237. p. 19–26.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus & Van den Akker, Robin (2017). Utopia, sort of: A case study in metamodernism. In Fjellestad, Danuta & Watson, David (Ed.), The futures of the present: new directions in (American) literature. Routledge. ISSN 9781138685154. p. 53–65. doi: 10.1080/00393274.2014.981964.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus & Van den Akker, Robin (2017). Periodising the 2000s, or, the emergence of metamodernism. In Vermeulen, Timotheus; Van den Akker, Robin & Gibbons, Alison (Ed.), Metamodernism: Historicity, affect and depth after postmodernism. Rowman & Littlefield International. ISSN 9781783489602. p. 1–20.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2017). Metamodern depth, or 'depthiness'. In Vermeulen, Timotheus; Van den Akker, Robin & Gibbons, Alison (Ed.), Metamodernism: Historicity, affect and depth after postmodernism. Rowman & Littlefield International. ISSN 9781783489602. p. 147–150. doi: 10.1080/13825577.2019.1640426.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2016). Todd Haynes: with the love of the lens. In Berra, John (Eds.), Directory of World Cinema: American Independent 3. Intellect Ltd.. ISSN 9781783206568. p. 139–141.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2016). Poststructuralism. In Bruhn Jensen, Klaus & Craig, Robert T. (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell. ISSN 978-1-118-29073-6. doi: https%3A/doi.org/10.1002/9781118766804.wbiect218.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2016). Postmodernism. In Bruhn Jensen, Klaus & Craig, Robert T. (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell. ISSN 978-1-118-29073-6. doi: https%3A/doi.org/10.1002/9781118766804.wbiect214.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2016). Todd Solondz: in search of lost time. In Berra, John (Eds.), Directory of World Cinema: American Independent 3. Intellect Ltd.. ISSN 9781783206568. p. 250–254.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2015). The YBAs are dead! Long live the YBAs. In Folkerts, Hendrik; Lindner, Christoph & Schavemaker, Margriet (Ed.), Facing Forward: Art and theory from a future perspective. Amsterdam University Press. ISSN 9789089647993. p. 156–160.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2015). The New Depthiness. E-flux Journal. ISSN 2164-1625.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2015). Thoughts on the space of contemporary sculpture, or: stringing along. In Heiser, Jorg & Grubinger, Eva (Ed.), Sculpture Unlimited II: Materiality in times of Immateriality . Sternberg Press. ISSN 978-3-95679-102-4. p. 29–34.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus & Van den Akker, Robin (2015). Utopia, sort of - a case study in metamodernism. Studia Neophilologica. ISSN 0039-3274. 87(1), p. 55–67. doi: 10.1080/00393274.2014.981964.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2014). Aesthetics and the as if. In Slager, Henk (Eds.), Experimental Aesthetics. Metropolis M Books. ISSN 9789081830249. p. 42–47.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus & Dines, Martin (2013). Introduction: New Suburban Stories. In Vermeulen, Timotheus & Dines, Martin (Ed.), New Suburban Stories. Bloomsbury Academic. ISSN 9781472510938. p. 1–15.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2013). As if. In Elkins, James & Montgomery, Harper (Ed.), Beyond the Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic. Penn State University Press. ISSN 978-0-271-06072-9. p. 167–170.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus & Whitfield, James (2013). Arrested Developments: towards an aesthetic of the contemporary US sitcom. In Jacobs, Jason & Peacock, Steven (Ed.), Television Aesthetics and Style. Bloomsbury Academic. ISSN 9781441179920. p. 103–112.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2013). Quality TV and Independent Cinema. In Berra, John (Eds.), Directory of World Cinema: American Independent 2. Intellect Ltd.. ISSN 9781841506128. p. 31–35.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus & Rustad, Gry Cecilie (2013). Watching Television with Jacques Ranciere: Us Quality TV, Mad Men and the late cut. Screen. ISSN 0036-9543. 54(3), p. 341–354. doi: 10.1093/screen/hjt020.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus & Rustad, Gry Cecilie (2012). "Did you get pears?" Temporality and temps mortality in The Wire, Mad Men, and Arrested Development. In Ames, M M (Eds.), Time in Television Narrative: Exploring Temporality in Twenty-First-Century Programming. University Press of Mississippi. ISSN 978-1-61703-293-6. p. 153–164.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus & Van den Akker, Robin (2011). Metamodernism, history, and the story of Lampe. In MagShamhrain, Rachel & Strumper-Krobb, Sabine (Ed.), After Postmodernism/Nach der Postmoderne. Hartung-Gorre Verlag. ISSN 3-86628-400-4. p. 25–40.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus & Van den Akker, Robin (2010). Notes on metamodernism. Journal of Aesthetics and Culture. ISSN 2000-4214. 2(1).

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  • Vermeulen, Timotheus; Van den Akker, Robin & Gibbons, Alison (2017). Metamodernism: Historicity, affect and depth after postmodernism. Rowman & Littlefield International. ISBN 9781783489602. 245 p.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus & Van den Akker, Robin (2015). Anmerkungen zur Metamoderne. Textem. ISBN 978-3-86485-091-2. 64 p.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2014). Scenes from the Suburbs: The suburb in contemporary US film and television. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9780748691661. 224 p.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus & Dines, Martin (2013). New Suburban Stories. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781472510938. 256 p.

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  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2020). This book is a ghost story. In Hol, Ane Mette (Eds.), Ane Mette Hol: Drawing Literature. Hatje Cantz Verlag. ISSN 9783775747721. p. 9–11.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2020). Når verden går under på film. Z filmtidsskrift. ISSN 0800-1464. p. 43–47.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2019). Ideally. In Haq, Nav (Eds.), Laure Provost: Legsicon. Book Works. ISSN 9781906012991. p. 122–123.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2019). 'The English Channel: Revealed! The links between true-crime TV and Brexit'. Frieze. Contemporary Art and Culture. p. 24–24.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2019). Five Ways TV Shaped Our Decade (and vice versa). Frieze. Contemporary Art and Culture.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2019). Nightly Vertigo. Parole.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus & Van den Akker, Robin (2018). Parafiction, autofiction, perfiction. In Hoare, Natasha (Eds.), Para/Fictions. Witte de With Publishers. ISSN 978-94-91435-52-2. p. 19–28.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2018). Looking back 2018: the year in TV. Frieze. Contemporary Art and Culture.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2017). Groucho Marxism. In Niermann, Ingo & Simon, Joshua (Ed.), Solution 275-294: Communists Anonymous. Sternberg Press. ISSN 9783956793493. p. 101–108.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus; Braidotti, Rosi & Wood, Brian Kuan (2017). The new brutality. E-flux Journal. ISSN 2164-1625.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2017). We need to talk about dolphins. In Lekkerkerk, Niekolaas (Eds.), The standard book of noun-verb exhibition grammar. Onomatopee. ISSN 9789491677748. p. 164–174.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2016). Large Rohrsach Test. In Neilson, Elizabeth (Eds.), Keith Tyson: Large Field Array. Zabludowicz Art Projects. ISSN 9781919663449. p. 58–59.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2016). Toil and Trouble: How art can create alternative spaces of resistance within the market logic of the globalised world. TANK. ISSN 1464-3472. 8(7), p. 118–122.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2016). Ironie en Postironie. Metropolis M. p. 93–93.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2015). Europe, why so serious? The problem of the pan-European sitcom. Frieze. Contemporary Art and Culture. p. 19–19.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2015). Space is the place. Frieze. Contemporary Art and Culture. p. 200–203.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2015). Snap! In Neilson, Elizabeth & Luckraft, Paul (Ed.), Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years. Zabludowicz Art Projects. ISSN 1907921206. p. 84–88.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2014). Public Enemy: Machiavellian Scheming Political Drama. Frieze. Contemporary Art and Culture. p. 104–105.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus & Braidotti, Rosi (2014). Borrowed Energy. Frieze. Contemporary Art and Culture. p. 130–133.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2014). Oscar Santillan: Civilizations of the Jaguar, vacuum cleaners and the human body. Frieze. Contemporary Art and Culture. p. 120–121.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus & Van den Akker, Robin (2014). Art Criticism and Metamodernism. ArtPulse. 19(3), p. 22–27.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus & Van den Akker, Robin (2013). Een verlangen naar oprechtheid. De Groene Amsterdammer. ISSN 0017-4483. p. 36–39.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2013). Ways of Knowing: The sculptures, installations and drawings of Diango Hernandez. Frieze. Contemporary Art and Culture. p. 140–143.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2013). Metamodernist Affect. American Book Review. ISSN 0149-9408. 34(4), p. 8–9.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2013). Little Women. Frieze. Contemporary Art and Culture. p. 19–19.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus; Aikens, Nick & Kopsa, Maxine (2012). Amsterdam City Report. Frieze. Contemporary Art and Culture. p. 126–133.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus; Fox, Dan; Zukin, Sharon & Vidokle, Anton (2012). Changing Places. Frieze. Contemporary Art and Culture. p. 174–185.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus; Critchley, Simon & Power, Nina (2011). Theoretically Speaking. Frieze. Contemporary Art and Culture. p. 176–181.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus & Van den Akker, Robin (2011). Metamodern Architecture. MONU. ISSN 1860-3211. p. 70–73.
  • Vermeulen, Timotheus (2010). The suburbs. In Berra, John (Eds.), Directory of World Cinema: American Independent. Intellect Ltd.. ISSN 9781841503684. p. 276–279.

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