UCI History Department Faculty



(Ph.D., New York University, 1968)

Professor of History

Fields of Interest: European Intellectual and Cultural History; Critical Theory; Media Studies

I teach at the University of California, Irvine in the History Department, the Department of Film and Media Studies, and the Critical Theory Emphasis. I have courtesy appointments in the Department of Information and Computer Science and the Department of Comparative Literature. Some of my recent publications are: What's the Matter with the Internet? (University of Minnesota Press, 2001), The Second Media Age (Blackwell, 1995), The Mode of Information (Chicago Press, 1990) and Cultural History and Postmodernity (Columbia University Press, 1997). A collection of pieces old and new with a critical introduction by Stanley Aronowitz is published as The Information Subject (G & B Arts International, 2001). I continue my study of the social and cultural theory of electronically mediated information with a forthcoming work entitled Information Please: Culture and Politics in a Digital Age (Duke University Press, 2006). A full bibliography of my works may be found at this site .


Complete texts of out of print books - with original pagination and near original formatting

         Baudrillard: Selected Writings (first edition) with the help of mugabe

Foucault, Marxism and History with the help of Elaine Huynh and Marcus Kanda

Critical Theory of Family with the help of Jamie Poster

Existential Marxism in Postwar France with the help of Jamie Poster

Some Recent Essays


Here are syllabi for recent and upcoming quarters.


Here are online interviews in various formats:

Lycos has awarded this page. http://faculty.humanities.uci.edu/poster/top5-logo.gif

My favorite site is Alan Liu's Voice of the Shuttle Page.

This page was originally constructed by Elizabeth Finson to whom I am grateful.

Please send me your comments or criticism by email at the address poster@uci.edu.



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