Michael Duffy (aka Michael Johnduff) is a critic and culture journalist, a former graduate student in Princeton’s Department of English.

Growing up in Southern California, he graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2007 with a major in English and a minor in Philosophy.

He lived in the Village for a few months, then Park Slope in Brooklyn, then joined the PhD program in English literature at Princeton.  He left in 2014 with his MA to continue work in other areas, and moved to Portland.  He may be back in Brooklyn soon however, watch out.

Always interested in the ups and downs involved in the literary life, he also reads and reviews anything and everything he can get his hands on.  He has written for several venues, including The LA Review of Books and The Millions.

Besides reviews and essays of new work, he is currently working on a history of literary criticism in Britain and America, along with other projects on the history of literature, criticism, and ideas.

He has written on philosophy and literature over the course of his grad school education over here, and had some nice exchanges with Evan Kindley about criticism, philosophy, sociology, and Latour over here.

You can reach him at m (dot) johnduff (at) gmail.com.