Walter Benn Michaels

Walter Benn Michaels teaches English at UIC. He is the author most recently of The Shape of the Signifier and The Trouble with Diversity. "The Death of a Beautiful Woman" is from his work in progress, also called "The Death of a Beautiful Woman."

Essays by this author

The Death of a Beautiful Woman: Christopher Nolan's Idea of Form


In a reading of Christopher Nolan’s films (with and against texts by Poe, Wittgenstein, Searle, and Derrida), Walter Benn Michaels examines the autonomy of the work of art.