I’m Michael Lutz, an academic, game designer, cultural critic, and general bon vivant. I’m mostly active on Twitter, where I mix all of those aforementioned concerns with lots of screaming and bad jokes.
Interesting in working with me, or just have a question? You can email me!
Games AND INTERACTIVE FICTION
- Epic Fantasy Quest with Extensive Lore and World-Building
- the bones picked clean and the clean bones gone
- the uncle who works for nintendo (with art by Kim Parker)
- my father’s long, long legs
- The Tower of the Blood Lord
- How “Homestuck” Defined What It Means to Be a Fan Online (2019; media and cultural criticism)
- Love/Alters/Not: Bisexuality, History, and the Present (2018; literary and cultural criticism)
- Ally McBeal Recap — S03E13 — “Pursuit of Loneliness” — February 21, 2000 (2016; Personal essay, media and cultural criticism)
- The Elder Pony
- Grandmother Wilson’s Heirloom Curtains
- The Host Family
- The Army Man
In Fall 2017 I received my PhD in English literature at Indiana University Bloomington. Academically, my interests include early modern drama, especially that of Shakespeare and his cohort, as well as theories of media and posthumanism.
- “Strange Intelligence”: Humans, Nonhumans, and History in Macbeth
- Dissertation: Unhuman Encounters in Early Modern Drama
- The Games People Replay: Toward a Performative Account of Replayability