James Miller is Professor of Politics and Liberal Studies at the New School for Social Research. Miller's work unusually combines publications on the history of rock and roll, as well as renowned studies of intellectual history.
His most recent book is called Examined Lives, which will form the basis of the public lecture he will give as part of the "Communities in Conversation" series at Rhodes College on January 22, 2013.
The original editor of The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll (1976), Miller has written about music since the 1960s, when one of his early record reviews appeared in the third issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
Subsequent pieces on music have appeared in The New Republic, The New York Times and Newsweek, where he was a book reviewer and pop music critic between 1981 and 1990. Pieces on philosophy and history have appeared in The London Review of Books and The New York Times Book Review. In 2000, the magazine Lingua Franca published his best-known essay, "Is Bad Writing Necessary? George Orwell, Theodor Adorno, and the Politics of Language.”
For more on Professor Miller and his work, you can visit his website from the New School for Public Research. For more information on the Communities in Conversation series at Rhodes College, visit their Facebook page.