Anthony Miccoli

Anthony Miccoli
Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Philosophy
B.A., Pace University; Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany.
(970) 943-3004
Office Location: 
Taylor Hall 208E
Communication Arts, Languages & Literature Department
Honors Program
Academic Program: 
Communication Arts

Anthony Miccoli , Ph.D.

Director of Philosophy
Assistant Professor of Communication & Philosophy


  • Ph.D. - State Universty of New York At Albany, 2005
  • B.A. - Pace University, 1994

Courses taught

  • PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 201 Logic & Epistemology
  • PHIL 315 Eastern Philosophy
  • PHIL 325 Women & Gender in Philosophy
  • PHIL 345 Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 355 Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 401 Reality & Representation
  • COTH 119 Theatre and Media Aesthetics
  • COTH 202 Academic Writing and Inquiry
  • COTH 370 Philosophy and Theory of Communication
  • ENG 102 Academic Writing
  • ENG 463 Major British Authors: Chaucer

Research Interests and Background

Dr. Miccoli’s first book, Posthuman Suffering and the Technological Embrace is the culmination of nearly a decade of research that began in the field of literary theory and eventually led him to the evolving field of the philosophy of technology.  Keenly aware of the points of “interface” between the human and the technological, Dr. Miccoli’s research views the technological as an epistemological – and ultimately ontological – expression of humanity.  Being-in-the-world depends upon a self-image reflected by our technological constructions.  Humans are, and have always been, through technology.  His philosophical specialization is the philosophy of technology and Posthumanism, and covers epistemology, ontology, and metaphysics; especially in relation to the works of Heidegger, Lyotard, and Derrida.

In the field of English, he has taught a wide range of literary periods and genres, including Homer, Medieval British literature, Dante, Shakespeare, James Joyce, Postcolonial literature, and all periods of American Literature.  His specialty in English studies is contemporary and postmodern American literature, and literary theory (Heidegger, Lyotard, Derrida, and psychoanalytic theory).

At Western, Dr. Miccoli worked with Dr. John Hausdoerffer and Dr. Terry Schliesman to develop the Philosophy minor. He is also currently assisting English majors with the graduate school application process.


In this rigorous and sophisticated analysis, Anthony Miccoli explores the relationship between humanity and technology, providing an informed history of posthuman studies and charting new territory....Miccoli has written a book worthy of close attention and capable of leading posthuman studies down new pathways.
— The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts


  • "Inside Out and Self-Expressed: The Technological Borders of Knowing." Western State College of Colorado Honors Program, "Borders & Boundaries" Series. (2010)

  • "If It's Not Rough It Isn't Fun: Lady Gaga and Media Fetishism." Western State College of Colorado, Communication Arts, Langauges, and Literature Program "CALLoquium" Series. (2010)

  • “A.I. Artificial Intelligence: Accepting Obsolescence as a Means of Transcendence.” The Society for Utopian Studies.  Colorado Springs, CO (2006)

Other Teaching Experience

  • State University of New York at Albany, Teaching Assistant, 1996 - 1997
  • State University of New York at Albany, Instructor, 1997 - 2005
  • Hudson Valley Community College, Instructor, 2002 - 2005




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