Author Index

Cameron Anstee

Cameron Anstee is a SSHRC-funded Doctoral Candidate in the Department of English at the University of Ottawa. His dissertation studies the work of booksellers in Canada after the Second World War in relation to the small press. He recently co-edited (with Robert David Stacey) a special issue of Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews on Irving Layton, and is the editor of the forthcoming The Collected Poems of William Hawkins (Chaudiere Books, 2015). He runs Apt. 9 Press (Ottawa).

Matt Applegate

Matt Applegate is an Assistant Professor of English & Digital Humanities at Molloy College. You can find his work in Theory & Event, Cultural Critique, Telos, and more. Find more information at

Iain Baxter&

Iain Baxter&, the &MAN, has been described as the visual Marshall McLuhan of our times. He is Canada’s premier conceptual artist & is an Officer of the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, & the Order of BC. He is a winner of the Molson and Iskowitz prizes & the Governors Generals Award in Visual & Media Arts – all for lifetime achievement. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, received five honorary doctorates & is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Windsor.

Brooke Belisle

Brooke Belisle is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University in the department of Cultural Analysis and Theory. She researches and teaches the history and theory of digital media, cinema, and photography, with a special focus on emergent technologies, experimental formats, and expanded views.

Gregory Betts

Gregory Betts is the Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence, the Director of Canadian Studies, and the Graduate Program Director for Canadian and American Studies at Brock University. He is the author of Avant-Garde Canadian Literature (UTP 2013), curator of the digital archives, and editor of six books of experimental Canadian writing. His most recent book is Boycott (Make Now Press, 2014). He lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Daniel Borins

Daniel Borins and Jennifer Marman have been making large-format sculpture, mixed media, installation and electronic art since 2000. Marman is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. Borins is a graduate of McGill University. They both graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2001 – where they first began collaborating together. Their solo exhibition “The Collaborationists” has been on tour since 2013. Marman and Borins are represented by Cristin Tierney Gallery in New York.

Kate Briggs

Kate Briggs is a writer and translator based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She is the translator of two volumes of Roland Barthes’s lecture notes at the Collège de France (both published by Columbia University Press), the author of Exercise in Pathetic Criticism and co-editor of The Nabokov Paper: An Experiment in Novel-Reading (both published by information as material). The Little Art, her book-length essay on the practice of translation will be published by Fitzcarraldo Editions in 2017.

Jason Camlot

Jason Camlot’s critical works include Style and the Nineteenth-Century British Critic and Language Acts: Anglo-Québec Poetry, 1976 to the 21st Century. He is also the author of four collections of poetry, Attention All Typewriters, The Animal Library, The Debaucher, and most recently, What the World Said. Camlot is Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia University in Montreal.

John Cayley

John Cayley makes digital language art, particularly in the domain of poetry and poetics. Recent and ongoing projects include How It Is in Common Tongues, a part of the The Readers Project with Daniel C. Howe (, imposition with Giles Perring, riverIsland, and what we will. Cayley is Professor of Literary Arts at Brown University.

Cris Cheek

cris cheek: is a transdisciplinary poet and performance writer, currently Director of Creative Writing at Miami University in south-west Ohio where he was the Altman Fellow in the Humanities Center 2011-12, co-initiating and co-organizing the Network Archaeology conference with Nicole Starosielski. He’s affiliated both to the Armstrong Interactive Media Studies and Comparative Media Studies programs at Miami. His most recent books are the church, the school, the beer (Critical Documents, 2007) and part : short life housing (The Gig, 2009).

Ashley Clarkson

Ashley Clarkson is completing an MA degree in Oral History at Concordia University and will pursue a PhD in Public History at Carleton University in 2015. Ashley holds a certificate in Museum Studies from the Commonwealth Museums Association and is an affiliate of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia. Her Master’s research focuses on memory and immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax. Her doctoral research will focus on digital technologies at the Canadian War Museum.

Michael Cronin

Michael Cronin holds a Personal Chair in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Dublin City University. He is the author of Translation and Globalization (2003), Translation and Identity (2006), Translation goes to the Movies (2009), The Expanding world: Towards a Politics of Microspection (2012) and Translation in the Digital Age (2013). His Eco-Translation: Translation and Ecology in the Age of the Anthropocene will be published in 2016 by Routledge.

Johanna Drucker

Johanna Drucker is the inaugural Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. She has published and lectured widely on topics related to digital humanities and aesthetics, visual forms of knowledge production, book history and future designs, graphic design, historiography of the alphabet and writing, and contemporary art. Her most recent publication, Graphesis: Visual Forms of Knowledge Production, was published in the MetaLab series in 2014 (Harvard University Press).

R. Bruce Elder

R. Bruce Elder’s films have been presented in solo screenings at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Berlin’s Kino Arsenal, and Paris’ Centre Pompidou and in retrospectives by Anthology Film Archives, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Cinémathèque québécoise. His book, Harmony & Dissent: Film and Avant-Garde Art in the Early Twentieth Century was awarded the prestigious Robert Motherwell Book Prize, named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book, and shortlisted for the Raymond Klibansky Award (now Canada Humanities Prize). His most recent book is DADA, Surrealism, and the Cinematic Effect(2013). He is currently completing a volume on the cinema’s impact on Futurism.

Steve Evans

Steve Evans teaches poetry and poetics at the University of Maine, where he also co-directs the National Poetry Foundation and coordinates the New Writing Series.

Russell Field

Russell Field is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba. He researches and teaches in the areas of sport history and sport and film, and is also the founder of the Canadian Sport Film Festival (

Al Filreis

Al Filreis is Kelly Professor of English, Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House, Director of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, Co-Director of PennSound, Publisher of Jacket2 magazine. He is author of books on modernism, on poetry during the cold war, and the literary politics of the 1930s – among them, Modernism from Right to Left and Counter-Revolution of the Word: The Conservative Attack on Modern Poetry, 1945–60.

Jonathan Finn

Jonathan Finn is Chair of the Department of Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is the author of Capturing the Criminal Image: From Mug Shot to Surveillance Society (Minnesota 2009) and Visual Communication and Culture: Images in Action (Oxford 2012) as well as numerous essays on photography, surveillance, and visual communication. His current work addresses the use of the photograph as a juridical tool in sport.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association, and Professor of Media Studies (on leave), Pomona College. She is author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy, published in 2011 by NYU Press and previously made available for open peer review online), and of The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television, published in 2006 by Vanderbilt University Press. She is co-founder of the digital scholarly network MediaCommons.

Deanna Fong

Deanna Fong is a doctoral student at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, where her research focuses on the intersections of performance, audio archives, literary communities and intellectual property. She is a member of the SpokenWeb team at Concordia University, who have developed a web-based archive of digitized audio recordings for literary study. She is currently developing digital interfaces for the audio/multimedia archives of Canadian poets Fred Wah and Roy Kiyooka.

Sandra Gabriele

Sandra Gabriele is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Concordia University. She is co-author of the forthcoming book, The Sunday Paper (University of Illinois Press), which traces the popularization of the weekend edition in North America, 1880s to the 1920s. She is also co-editor of Intersections of Media and Communications: Concepts and Critical Frameworks (Emond Montgomery, 2011). She is currently at work building a newsgame, The Oldest Game, about recent challenges to Canada’s prostitution laws.

Gary Genosko

Gary Genosko is Professor of Communication and Digital Media Studies at University of Ontario Institute of Technologyin Toronto. He is the author and editor of over 20 volumes, the most recent of which are, as author, When Technocultures Collide: Innovation from Below and the Struggle for Autonomy (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013) and Remodelling Communication: From WWII to the WWW (University of Toronto Press, 2012). His next book, Critical Semiotics: From Information to Affect, is in press with Bloomsbury.

Sebastian Gießmann

Sebastian Gießmann is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Media Studies at the University of Siegen, Germany. His research interests include network history, material culture, anthropology of law, and Internet studies. He co-edits the Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften and ilinx, the Berlin Journal in Cultural History and Theory. Gießmann serves as spokesperson for the working group on data and networks in the German Society for Media Studies.

Lisa Gitelman

Lisa Gitelman teaches English and media studies at New York University. Her new book, Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents will be published by Duke University Press in early 2014.

Richard Gruneau

Richard Gruneau is Professor of Communication at Simon Fraser University. He has written widely in several fields, including social theory, cultural studies, historical sociology, and the political economy of media and popular culture. His most recent project is an edited book (with John Horne) Mega Events and Globalization: Capital, Cultures and Spectacle in a Changing World Order (Routledge: forthcoming 2015).

Diana Hamilton

Diana Hamilton is the Associate Director of the Writing Center at Baruch College (CUNY). Her scholarly work focuses on the relationship between style and subjectivity in twentieth century writing. She is also the author of one book of poetry – Okay, Okay (Truck Books) – and four chapbooks, including Universe (Ugly Duckling Presse).

Steven High

Steven High is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Oral History at Concordia University. He is Co-Director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling as is a member of the Spoken Web project. His publications include Oral History at the Crossroads: Sharing Life Stories of Survival and Displacement (UBC Press, 2014.

Alex Ingersoll

Alex M. Ingersoll is Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Production at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. His research and creative interests involve technologies of spatial representation, orientation, and navigation. His recent work deals with a media archaeological account of orientation and navigation technologies as a way to analyze their contributions to the social imaginations of space and to map new terrain for digital media culture.

Dean Irvine

Dean Irvine is an associate professor at Dalhousie University. He is the author of Editing Modernity: Women and Little-Magazine Cultures in Canada, and the editor of The Canadian Modernists Meet, Heresies: The Complete Poems of Anne Wilkinson, Archive for Our Times: Previously Uncollected and Unpublished Poems of Dorothy Livesay, and Editing as Cultural Practice (with Smaro Kambourelli). He directs Editing Modernism in Canada, Agile Humanities Agency, the Canadian Literature Collection, and the Modernist Commons.

Brian Jacobson

Brian R. Jacobson is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of St Andrews. His writing about film studio architecture and urban visual culture has appeared in History and Technology, Early Popular Visual Culture, and Media Fields Journal. In 2013 he was awarded the SCMS Dissertation Award, and he is currently completing a book about the origins of film studio architecture and the emergence of cinematic space.

Adrian Johns

Adrian Johns is Allan Grant Maclear Professor at the University of Chicago, where he teaches in the Department of History and the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science. Educated at Cambridge, he previously taught at the California Institute of Technology and the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of The Nature of the Book (1998), Piracy (2009), and Death of a Pirate (2010). His research currently centers on the global industry that works to protect information and intellectual property.

Ludmilla Jordanova

Ludmilla Jordanova is Professor of History and Visual Culture at Durham University, where she is also a co-director of the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture. She has been a Trustee of the Science Museum Group since 2011, and chairs the Group's Collections and Research Committee. Her most recent book is The Look of the Past: Visual and Material Evidence in Historical Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2012). She is current working on a book about portraiture in Britain since c. 1850.

Adam Lauder

Adam Lauder is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art at the University of Toronto. He has contributed articles to journals including Canadian Journal of Communication, Future Anterior, Technoetic Arts, The Journal of Canadian Art History and TOPIA. Lauder has also contributed features to magazines including Border Crossings, C, Canadian Art, Hunter and Cook and Millions. He was guest curator of the museum exhibitions It’s Alive! Bertram Brooker and Vitalism (2009-11) and Imaging Disaster (with Cassandra Getty, 2013).

Alan Liu

Alan Liu is Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has published books titled Wordsworth: The Sense of History (1989); The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information (2004); and Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database (2008). Projects he has directed include the University of California Transliteracies Project on online reading and the RoSE (Research-oriented Social Environment) software project. Liu is co-leader of the 4Humanities advocacy initiative.

Jane Malcolm

Jane Malcolm is an Assistant Professor of English at the Université de Montréal. Her work has appeared in Arizona Quarterly, Jacket2, Lemon Hound, and A. Bradstreet, and a co-edited edition of Laura Riding’s Contemporaries and Snobs was published by the University of Alabama’s Modern and Contemporary Poetics Series in 2014. She is currently working on a book about feminist ambivalence and modernist innovation in the work of H.D., Mina Loy, Laura Riding, and Gertrude Stein.

Jennifer Marman

Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins have been making large-format sculpture, mixed media, installation and electronic art since 2000. Marman is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. Borins is a graduate of McGill University. They both graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2001 – where they first began collaborating together. Their solo exhibition “The Collaborationists” has been on tour since 2013. Marman and Borins are represented by Cristin Tierney Gallery in New York.

Shannon Mattern

Shannon Mattern is an Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York. Her research and teaching address relationships between the forms and materialities of media and the spaces (architectural, urban, conceptual) they create and inhabit. She writes about libraries and archives, media companies' headquarters, place branding, public design projects, urban media art, media acoustics, media infrastructures, and material texts. You can find her at

Jerome J. McGann

Jerome McGann is the John Stewart Bryan University Professor, University of Virginia. His most recent publications are The Invention Tree, with drawings by Susan Bee (Chax Press, 2012), Poe and the Remapping of Antebellum Print Culture (LSU Press, 2012), which he co-edited with J. Gerald Kennedy, and Are the Humanities Inconsequent? (U. of Chicago Press, 2009). The dialogue here took place while he was finishing his book Memory Now: Philology in a New Key, to be published next year by Harvard UP.

Lianne McTavish

Lianne McTavish is Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta, where she offers courses in early modern visual culture, the history of the body, and critical theory. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, she has published three monographs, Childbirth and the Display of Authority in Early Modern France (Ashgate 2005), Defining the Modern Museum (University of Toronto Press, 2013), and Feminist Figure Girl: Look Hot While You Fight the Patriarchy (SUNY Press, forthcoming February 2015). 

Christine Mitchell

Christine Mitchell is an FQRSC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. In 2013-2014, she held a Postdoctoral Fellowship with SpokenWeb, a digital spoken word archive for literary research, in the English Department at Concordia University. She is working on a manuscript that develops a media theory of translation through examination of language laboratories, machine translation, translation bureaus, and gamified language learning.

Nick Montfort

Nick Montfort is associate professor of digital media at MIT, director of The Trope Tank, and president of the Electronic Literature Organization. Most recently, he organized and wrote 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10, a collaboration with nine other authors about a one-line Commodore 64 BASIC program.

John Mowitt

John Mowitt is Professor in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies and holds the Leadership Chair in the Critical Humanities at the University of Leeds. His two most recent books have both appeared from the University of California Press: Radio: Essays in Bad Reception (2011) and Sounds: the Ambient Humanities (2015). He is also a senior editor of the academic journal Cultural Critique.

Michael Nardone

Michael Nardone is managing editor of Amodern. Recent works appear in Public Poetics, Camera Austria, Le Merle, Gauss PDF, The Coming Envelope, Jacket2, The Conversant, n+1, and the language art anthology The Dark Would. Nardone is a doctoral candidate at Concordia University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, where he writes on poetics, technics, and sound.

Veronica Paredes

Veronica Paredes is a doctoral candidate in Media Arts and Practice (MAP) at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. She is currently finishing a dissertation project called, “Marquee Survivals: A Multimodal History of Cinema’s Recycled Spaces.”

Jussi Parikka

Jussi Parikka is a media theorist and Reader in Media & Design at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. He is also Docent at University of Turku, Finland. Parikka's books include What is Media Archaeology? (2012), Insect Media (2010) and Digital Contagions (2007). He has edited such books as Media Archaeology (with Erkki Huhtamo, 2011), The Spam Book (with Tony Sampson, 2009) and Medianatures (2011) as well as a collection of Wolfgang Ernst's writings (2011). Parikka blogs at

Kris Paulsen

Kris Paulsen is Assistant Professor in the Department of History of Art and the Film Studies Program at The Ohio State University. Her writing on early video and new media art has appeared in Representations, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, and Design and Culture. She is currently working on two book manuscripts, “Here: Indexicality, Virtuality, and Art at the Interface” and “Mass Medium: Artists Television in the United States, 1965 to the Present.”

Marjorie Perloff

Marjorie Perloff recently retired from the Sadie D. Patek Chair in the Humanities at Stanford University. She is Florence R. Scott Professor Emerita at the University of Southern California. Among her many books on modernist and postmodernist poetries are The Poetics of Indeterminacy: Rimbaud to Cage (1981), The Futurist Moment (1986), Radical Artifice (1992), Wittgenstein’s Ladder (1996), and, most recently, Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century (2010).

Scott Pound

Scott Pound is co-editor of Amodern and Associate Professor of English at Lakehead University. His current research examines the impact of media change on literary culture from the perspective of modern and contemporary avant-garde poetics. His scholarship has appeared in Canadian Literature, boundary 2, and English Studies in Canada.

James Purdon

James Purdon is a Research Fellow in English at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he also co-convenes the Literature-Technology-Media Research Group and the Cambridge Screen Media Group. He works mostly on twentieth-century literature and film, and is currently preparing Modernist Informatics, a study of the relationship between state information systems and modernist narrative.

Brian Reed

Brian Reed is Professor and Chair of English at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is the author of three books of literary criticism, Hart Crane: After His Lights (2006), Phenomenal Reading: Essays on Modern and Contemporary Poetics (2012), and Nobody’s Business: Twenty-First Century Avant-Garde Poetics (2013), and the co-editor of two essay collections, Situating El Lissitzky: Vitebsk, Berlin, Moscow (2003) and Modern American Poetry: Points of Access (2013).

Patrick J. Reed

Patrick J. Reed is an artist working the fields of printmaking, papermaking, and photography, with specific interests in apocalyptic perspectives, corporeal transgression, and virulent kitsch. He is currently a researcher at the University of Iowa Digital Studio for Public Arts and Humanities. During the 2014−2015 academic year, Patrick will be in Munich as a Fulbright Scholar at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, where he will be conducting research on sixteenth-century German woodcut prints depicting environmental catastrophe.

Benjamin J. Robertson

Benjamin J. Robertson teaches classes on American literature, media studies, baseball, and elves in the English Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is working on two projects: Here at the End of All Things, on media, genre, and posthistory; and The Age of the World Playlist, on cultural production and consumption in the context of new media.

Peter Schaefer

Peter Schaefer is an Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at Marymount Manhattan College. He received his doctorate and master's degrees in Communication Studies from The University of Iowa. His research explores the use of language to frame new media within political and historical contexts. He has published in anthologies and in the journals Critical Studies in Media Communication, the International Journal of Communication and New Media & Society.

John Shiga

John Shiga is an Assistant Professor in the School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University. He received his Ph.D. in communication at Carleton University and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Art History and Communication at McGill University. He is currently writing a cultural history of sonar, which explores the role of underwater listening technologies in the transformation of scientific, legal and popular understandings of the ocean.

Robin Simpson

Robin Simpson is an art historian, curator, and student based in Vancouver where he is enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Art History at the University of British Columbia. His dissertation investigates video art of the 1970s through to the early 80s, reexamining the socio-political stakes in the critical diagnosis of video’s narcissism.

Kalervo Sinervo

Kalervo A. Sinervo is a PhD candidate in the Humanities program at Concordia University, where he explores questions relating to materiality and differential media. In addition to media theory, he is interested in comics, detective fiction, social, puzzle, and adventure games, and the general debris of pop culture. His approach combines slapdash Actor-Network Theory with haphazard poststructuralism and a smattering of theories from other schools, always looking for the connections that keep objects alive and active.

Luke Skrebowski

Luke Skrebowski is Fellow in History of Art at Churchill College, University of Cambridge. His research focuses on Conceptual art and its legacies and he is currently completing a book entitled The Politics of Anti-Aesthetics: Contesting Conceptual Art. His writing has appeared in the journals Art History, Grey Room, Manifesta Journal, Tate Papers and Third Text, as well as in numerous anthologies and exhibition catalogues including a recent essay for the Tate exhibition “Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–79”.

Danny Snelson

Danny Snelson is a writer, editor and archivist currently completing a dissertation entitled "Variable Format: Media Poetics and the Little Database." His online editorial work can be found on UbuWeb, PennSound, Eclipse, and Jacket2. He is the publisher of Edit Publications and runs the Edit Series at the Kelly Writers House in Philadelphia. His work has been variously screened, published, performed or hosted internationally. Recent works include Epic Lyric Poem (Troll Thread) and Radios (Make Now Press). See also:

Braxton Soderman

Braxton Soderman is an Assistant Professor of Media & Culture and Interactive Media Studies at Miami University, Ohio. He studies digital media, video games, electronic literature, the history of technology, and critical theory. He will begin teaching in the department of Film & Media Studies at The University of California, Irvine, in January of 2014.

Rory Solomon

Rory Solomon is an artist, software engineer and Adjunct Faculty at Parsons. In May 2013 he completed an MA in Media Studies at The New School. His artwork has been featured in the National Art Museum of China, Conflux Festival and Aronson Gallery; and he is tech lead for the Urban Research Tool: a web-based mapping platform for urban media archaeology research.

Nicole Starosielski

Nicole Starosielski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. Her research focuses on the global distribution of digital media, and the relationships between technology, society, and the aquatic environment. Her current book project charts the cultural and environmental dimensions of transoceanic cable systems, beginning with the telegraph cables of the first global communications network and extending to the fiber-optic infrastructure supporting international internet traffic.

Garrett Stewart

Garrett Stewart is James O. Freedman Professor of Letters at the University of Iowa and the author, among several books of literary and art criticism, of Between Film and Screen: Modernism’s Photo Synthesis (1999) and its sequels Framed Time: Toward a Postfilmic Cinema (2007) and Closed Circuits: Screening Narrative Surveillance (2015). He was elected in 2010 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Queen Mary, University of London, in 2015.

Nick Thurston

Nick Thurston has published extensively and exhibited and performed internationally. Since 2006 he has been a co-editor of the imprint Information as Material, with whom he was 2011-12 Writer in Residence at the Whitechapel Gallery (London). In 2014 he was Artist in Residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin). He is currently Programme Director of undergraduate interdisciplinary Fine Art at the University of Leeds and Visiting Fellow in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia).

Shannon Tien

Shannon Tien is a newly-minted MA from Concordia’s Department of English. Her Master’s Research Project uses the local comics publisher Drawn and Quarterly as a case study to investigate the relationship between contemporary print culture, the small press, and the cultural legitimization of printed comics as art in Canada.

Anu Vaittinen

Anu Vaittinen received her doctorate from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2014, with a thesis entitled "Varieties of embodied knowing: an ethnographic study of Mixed Martial Arts." She is a sociologist of sport and physical culture with a particular interest in phenomenology, embodiment knowledge and visual culture.

Robin Veder

Robin Veder is Associate Professor of Humanities and Art History/Visual Culture at Pensylvania State University, Harrisburg, and a cultural historian of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century transatlantic visual modernism, history of the body, physiological aesthetics, and landscape studies. Veder’s contribution to Amodern is an excerpt from her forthcoming book, The Living Line: Modern Art and the Economy of Energy, to be released in 2015 by the University Press of New England’s Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture Series.

Stephen Voyce

Stephen Voyce is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Iowa, where he also holds appointments in the Digital Studio for the Public Arts & Humanities and in the Center for the Book. He is the author of Poetic Community: Avant-Garde Activism and Cold War Culture (2013), the editor of a book of variations: love – zygal – art facts (2013), and the director of the Fluxus Digital Collection. His work also appears in journals such as Jacket2, Modernism/modernity, and Criticism.

Darren Wershler

Darren Wershler (aka Darren Wershler-Henry) is the Concordia University Research Chair in Media and Contemporary Literature (Tier 2) and a co-editor of Amodern. He conducts most of his research with the Technoculture, Art and Games group (TAG), an interdisciplinary centre that focuses on game studies, design, digital culture and interactive art. Darren is the author or co-author of 12 books, most recently, Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg (U of Toronto Press), and Update (Snare), with Bill Kennedy.

Liam Young

Liam Young is a PhD candidate in Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario, where he writes and teaches on media materialism and communication. His current research, nearing completion, focuses on the list as a cultural technique of documentation and administration. A new project, under development, situates the Canadian School of Communication in relation to contemporary new materialism and the nonhuman turn. Recent writings appear or are forthcoming in Theory, Culture, and Society, and the Canadian Journal of Communication.