Steven Connor is Director of Research of the Digital Futures Institute, King’s College, London. He is Grace 2 Professor of English Emeritus in the University of Cambridge, and an Emeritus Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge.

His most recent books are The Madness of Knowledge: On Wisdom, Ignorance and Fantasies of Knowing (London: Reaktion/Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2019) and Giving Way: Thoughts on Unappreciated Dispositions (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019).

He has three books forthcoming in 2023. A History of Asking, a book about begging, praying, wooing, suing, wishing and other forms of petition, is forthcoming from Open Humanities Press, Dreamwork: Why All Work is Imaginary from Reaktion, and Styles of Seriousness from Stanford University Press.

He is currently writing Exorbitance, a study of the infirmities of scale, and a critical life of Gaston Bachelard.