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.

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


Recent Events

“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.

“Recursive Media Historiography: A Siren is a Siren is a Siren…” Siren Echoes: Sound, Image, and the Media of Antiquity, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, November 7–9, 2019.

Friedrich Kittler, Ernst Bloch, and Time-Axis Manipulation,” German Studies Association: Annual Conference, Portland, OR, October 3–6, 2019.

Moderator, “Literature, Media, Form (2): Modernity, Media, Modernism (Faculty Summer Seminar Panel sponsored by DAAD.” German Studies Association: Annual Conference, Portland, OR, October 3–6, 2019.

Moderator, “Scholarship, Publishing Venues, and the Future of Higher Education: The Case of German Studies,” Re-Imagining the Discipline: German Studies, the Humanities, and the University, International Conference, organized by the Institute of German Cultural Studies, Ithaca, NY, September 13–14, 2019.


Recent Publications

The Red Vienna Sourcebook, which contains a chapter I co-edited with Richard Lambert on “Newspapers and Radio”, is scheduled to appear in Summer 2020. The German edition will be 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).