Italian Studies, Media Theory, Narrative Theory
Modern Drama, Performance, Media, Theory, Harold Pinter
I’m an early modernist with interests in music, poetics, performance and media theory.
Oceans, media theory, environmental humanities, science fiction, 20th century literature, materiality
Researching the intersections of postwar American literature, the history of digital technologies, and the philosophy of probability. Always reading and teaching about African American lit, genre studies, and media theory.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I write on and teach digital literature, history of computing, media theory, and experimental American and Canadian poetry from the 20th and 21st century. I also direct the Media Archaeology Lab.
20th & 21st century American literature, film studies, critical theory, writing pedagogy.French cinema, structuralism, Gilles Deleuze, rock and roll, media theory, Surrealism & Dada.New York School Poets, New American Cinema, deconstruction, the Beats, phenomenology & existentialism, publication history, postmodernism, American studies, and New Journalism.
I specialize in media theory, digital humanities, and nineteenth-century British literature. My research investigates how the Nineteenth Century is adapted, remediated, and transmitted into more contemporary art and digital media. I’ve specifically looked at this phenomenon by exploring the adaptation of William Blake and by investigating the alternate history reconstruction of the Victorian Period in steampunk. I also occasionally write about digital pedagogy.
I’m currently an Associate Professor and Chair of Film and Media Arts in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. My current research interests focus on the fate of physical media in the digital age, and more broadly on how older media forms, texts, and objects “age.” At SMU, I teach courses on media industries, media history, media theory, and media fandom. As Chair of our program, I’m interested in updating our curriculum and practices to better serve the needs of 21st century media practitioners and citizens, and in evolving broader, more inclusive, and more effective models of higher education.
My research interests include digital humanities, open source design, new media theory & practice, user exeperience design and medieval rhetoric. (And yes, there is a logical connection between technology and medieval rhetoric!) I am also the associate editor for the journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Before returning to graduate school I worked in the information technology sector as a project manager, interaction designer, systems designer, Y2K integration manager, web designer/architect, and technical communicator.