The companion website to The Promise of Cinema: German Film Theory, 1907–1933 now includes my short essay on “The Promise of Television.”
The newest issue of Mithila Review: The Journal of International Science Fiction & Fantasy contains my translation of Kurd Lasswitz’s seminal short story “The Universal Library” (1904).
“Adventures in Early Cinema, 1896–1913,” Film Screening with Introduction and Discussion. Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY, February 7, 2018, 6:00–8:00pm.
Alexander Kluge Film Series, Film Screenings with Introduction and Discussion. Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, NY. Yesterday Girl, February 5, 2018; Germany in Autumn, March 5, 2018; The Power of Emotion, March 26, 2018.
“Visible Music and the Invisible Spectrum: A Televisual Imaginary in Interwar Germany,” Panel Presentation. Society for Cinema and Media Studies: Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Saturday, March 17, 2018, 1:00–2:45PM (Session O).
“Atoms, Energy, Waves: Exploring the Physics of Media Technologies,” Panel Chair. Society for Cinema and Media Studies: Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Saturday, March 17, 2018, 1:00–2:45PM (Session O).
“The Real Hitler and the Reel Hitler,” Invited Lecture for an Event with Geoffrey P. Megargee (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum), St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY. March 22, 2018.
“In Slow Motion: Magnified Time as Narrative Technique,” Panel Presentation. Modern Language Association: Annual Convention, New York, NY, January 4–7, 2018.
“Technologie: Readings in a Neglected Discipline,” Seminar Participant. German Studies Association: Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 5–8, 2017.
“In Praise of Infrastructure,” Invited Lecture. International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen, Germany, June 27, 2017.
“Steganography, or How to Hide the Act of Hiding,” Panel Presentation. International Congress for Medieval Studies: Annual Conference, Kalamazoo, MI, May 11–14, 2017.
“The Divine Spark: Origin Stories of Electricity from Christian Mysticism to Wireless Technology,” Panel Presentation. Quests for Meaning: German Studies Colloquium, SUNY Binghamton, NY, April 28–29, 2017.
“Tap–Click–Push: Toward a Media Theory of Mobile Gestures,” Panel Presentation. Modern Language Association: Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, January 5–8, 2017.