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.”

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).


Upcoming Events

I am currently organizing Cornell University’s Media Studies Colloquium.

“What was Film?” Bethe Ansatz Lecture Series, Hans Bethe House, Cornell University, November 3, 2021.


Recent Events

Commenter, “Knowing the Nonhuman: Imag(in)ing the Nonhuman,” German Studies Association: Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, September 30–October 3, 2021.

The Digital University: Switches, Binaries, Polarizations.” Keynote Lecture Series: The Role of the Digital in the Study of Culture: New Horizons, Potentials, Challenges,” International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen, Germany, May 25, 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.

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


Recent Publications

My chapter, “What was Time Axis Manipulation?” will appear in Friedrich Kittler: Neue Lektüren, edited by Jens Schröter and Till A. Heilmann (Berlin: Springer, 2021).

My article on slow motion, “Zeitlupe: Cinematic Technique and Literary Form in the Weimar Republic,” will appear in the German Studies Review 44.3 (2021): 469–488.

My review of the collected volume Handbuch Virtualität, edited by Dawid Kasprowicz and Stefan Rieger, can be found in Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 57.3 (September 2021): 327–330.

My essay, “Cinema Panopticum: Wax, Work, Waxworks,” appeared 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.

The Mithila Review: The Journal of International Science Fiction & Fantasy contains my translation of Kurd Lasswitz’s seminal short story “The Universal Library” (1904). My article on “Kurd Lasswitz and the Emergence of Science Fiction” can be found in Monatshefte 110.4 (Winter 2018): 529–551.