M.Litt Student

Contact Information

Centre for Modern Thought
School of Language & Literature
University of Aberdeen#

Email: burhanuddin_baki@abdn.ac.uk

Education

  • 1994-98: Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK), Perak, Malaysia
  • 1999-03: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts, USA
  • 2001: Columbia University, New York City, USA
  • 2002: Tufts University, New York City, USA
  • 2007-Current: Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Current Interests

  • Philosophy: Blanchot, Cioran, Donald Davidson, Derrida, Kripke, Levinas, and Michel Serres
  • Prose fiction: Blanchot, Ferdowsi, Genet, Mishima, Oe, Georges Perec, and Thomas Mann
  • Poetry: Chairil Anwar, Yves Bonnefoy, Forugh Farrokhzad, Holderlin, Rilke, Subagio Sastrowardoyo and Tomas Transtromer
  • Contemporary Cinema: Amir Muhammad, Leos Carax, Studio Gainax, contemporary Indonesian cinema, Kiarostami, Asian ‘punk’ & exploitation cinema, and Wong Kar-Wai
  • Music: Ornette Coleman, Dewa, Ringo Shena & Tokyo Jihen, Sheila on 7, Talking Heads, Television, and The Pillows
  • Mathematics: quantum computability & decidability; combinatorical number theory; mathematics stemming from the notebooks of Ramanujan; ergodic number theory; recreational mathematics; information theory & systems theory (just starting); and proof theory (just starting)
  • Lateral: the phenomenon of homicidal amok; computer, internet & hacker culture; night terrors & insomnia; creativity, heuristics, & mechanicity in conducting research; the gaze of art; intersections between philosophy & science fiction; and typography & book design (just starting)