Publications

Books

The Digital Banal: New Media and American Literature and Culture, Columbia University Press, 2018.

Eds. Zara Dinnen and Robyn Warhol, The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Narrative Theories, Edinburgh University Press, 2018.

Essays, book chapters, short pieces, interviews, reviews

‘Becoming User: Oracle, Barbara Gordon, and representations of the user in popular culture’, Camera Obscura (forthcoming)

Automation Anxiety’, American Literary History, 34.2 (Summer 2022): 626–634

with Sam McBean, ‘The Face as Technology’, reprinted with new postscript in Faces on Screen: New Approaches, ed. Alice Maurice (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2022).

Virtual Identities’ In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. Oxford University Press, 2015. Article published October 27, 2020.

with Sam McBean, ‘The Face as TechnologyNew Formations 93 (2018), 122-137

Digital Technology’ in The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction, eds. Daniel O’Gorman and Robert Eaglestone, forthcoming Routledge, 2019.

Cinema and the Unnarratability of Computation’ in The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Narrative Theories, eds. Zara Dinnen and Robyn Warhol, Edinburgh University Press, 2018, 158-173.

Becoming User in Popular Culture’ in Affect and Social Media: Emotion, Mediation, Anxiety and Contagion, eds. by Tony Sampson, Stephen Maddison, and Darren Ellis, Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Short piece on reading Simone Browne’s Dark Matters (Duke UP 2015) for ‘What are you Reading?’, Times Higher Education no. 2341 (Jan 25, 2018).

‘Code on Screen’, New Criticals (2017)

Understanding the Funny Military Music Video’. Journal of American Studies, 50.4 (November 2016): 899-921

“This is all artificial”: An Interview with Jennifer Egan’, Post45, (May 2016)

Review of Feminist Surveillance Studies’ Eds. Dubrofsky and Magnet. New Formations 86, special issue on ‘Sexism’ (2016)

Review of Lori Emerson’s Reading Writing Interfaces’. Computational Culture 5 (2016)

ScarJo’s Face: A Mediation on the Digital’, In Media Res (2015)

Exaptation and the Digital Now’. Collection of articles co-authored with Rob Gallagher, Alex Myers, Daniel Rourke. Media-N Journal 10.1 (2014)

Breaking out that Perl Script: The imaging and imagining of code in The Social Network and Catfish’. European Journal of American Culture. 32.2 (2013)

Things that Matter: Representing Everyday Technological Things in Comics’. Studies in Comics. 3.2. Special Issue on Comics and Contemporary Cultural Theory. (2013)

Digital Metaphors: Editor’s Introduction’. Alluvium 2.6 (2013)

In the mix: the potential convergence of literature and new media in Jonathan Lethem’s “The Ecstasy of Influence”’. Journal of Narrative Theory. 42.2 (2012)

Pictures of Self-Portraits’, In Media Res (2012)

Two Jonathans: Writing on comics in essays’. Invited post for Comics Forum (2012)

Review of Mark McGurl’s The Program Era’. Journal of American Studies. 46: 2 (2012)

Review of Caroline Hamilton’s One Man Zeitgeist’. Journal of American Studies. 46: 4 (2012)

Androids in the Academy’. Alluvium. 1.5 (2012)

Interview with Jonathan Lethem’. Dandelion. 2. Podcast. (2011)