I appeared on the radio and presented a short overview of my research on the “Wi-Fi Signal Icon” for The Academic Minute: A WAMC National Production (December 2020).

For AY2020–22, I am part of a Media Studies Group Research Fellowship for a project on “Critical Media Practice,” which is supported by the Provost’s Initiative for Critical Inquiry into Values, Imagination, and Culture (CIVIC). My individual research project is on “doing vernacular media theory.”


Upcoming Events

Media Objects Conference, Cornell University, Fall 2020–Spring 2021.

“Tristan and Odysseus, Isolde and the Sirens: Medieval Recursions of a Global Topos,” International Congress on Medieval Studies: Annual Conference, Virtual Event, May 10–15, 2021.

Roundtable Participant, “Medieval Teachers and Students: A Roundtable in Honor of Arthur Groos,” International Congress on Medieval Studies: Annual Conference, Virtual Event, May 10–15, 2021.


Recent Events

“Drawing the Line: Writing, Plowing, and (Agri)cultural Techniques,” Modern Language Association: Annual Convention, Toronto, CA, January 7–10, 2021.

“The Question Concerning Technology in the Classroom,” The Present and Future of German Studies in North America: German Studies Colloquium [Conference Workshop], SUNY Binghamton, NY, April 30–May 2, 2020.

“What was Film?” Bethe Ansatz Lecture Series, Hans Bethe House, Cornell University, March 4, 2020.

“Wireless Futures: Science, Fiction, Prediction.” Gettysburg College, Department of German Studies, Gettysburg, PA, February 19, 2020.


Recent Publications

My essay, “Cinema Panopticum: Wax, Work, Waxworks,” will appear in ReFocus: The Films of Paul Leni (Spring 2021), edited by Martin Norden and Erica Tortolani.

The Red Vienna Sourcebook, which contains a chapter I co-edited with Richard Lambert on “Newspapers and Radio”, appeared in Summer 2020. The German edition was published simultaneously as Das Rote Wien. Schlüsseltexte der Zweiten Wiener Moderne 1919–1934.

My translation of an article by Florian Sprenger is now available in Grey Room: “Environments of Experimentation and Epistemologies of Surroundings: John Scott Haldane’s Physiology and Biopolitics of the Living.

My translation of The Creativity ComplexA Companion to Contemporary Culture, edited by Timon Beyes and Jörg Metelmann, has appeared with transcript Verlag.

The Mithila Review: The Journal of International Science Fiction & Fantasy contains my translation of Kurd Lasswitz’s seminal short story “The Universal Library” (1904).