Ph.D. (UBC), 1991; M.A. (Freiburg), 1986

After graduating from UBC in 1991, I taught at the Universities of Manitoba and Waterloo before returning to UBC in 1995, where I teach in the German and Scandinavian sections of CENES. My initial area of research was the 18th century, but I am now primarily interested in theory issues at the intersection of media theory, animal studies and cultural techniques.

Together with Jussi Parikka and Anna Tuschling, I am editor of the new series “Recursions: Theories of Media, Materiality and Cultural Techniques” from Amsterdam University Press.

  • Kittler and the Media. Cambridge: Polity, 2011.

kittler and the media book

  • Friedrich Kittler zur Einführung. Hamburg: Junius, 2005. (Second edition forthcoming)

— and Ilinca Iurascu and Jussi Parikka, eds. Theory, Culture & Society 30.6 (2013) Special Issue on Cultural Techniques [London: Sage: 2013]

--- and Larson Powell, eds. Cultural Politics 8.3 (2012) Special Commemorative Issue on Friedrich Kittler



--- and Nicholas Gane, eds. Theory, Culture and Society 23.7/8 (2006) Special Annual Review on Friedrich Kittler.

--- and Michael Wutz, eds. Configurations Special Issue on Media, Materiality, Memory:Aspects of Intermediality. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.


--- and Joseph Donatelli, eds. Mosaic 28/4 Special Issue: Media Matters: Technologies of Literary Production. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, 1995: pp. xxiii + 186.

  • "The Kittler Effect." New German Critique (forthcoming)
  • "Power Trip: Drugs and the Pharmacology of Control." Artforum (Summer 2017): 291-304.
  • “Translator’s Introduction: Friedrich Kittler, ‘Real Time Analysis, Time Axis Manipulation’.” Cultural Politics 13:1 (2017): 1-5
  • “一个新阐释的开端”?--- 论媒介理论的递归革新 与富饶分解” (“Yīge xīnchǎnshìde kāiduān?” Lùn méijiè lǐlùn de dìguī géxīn yǔ fùráo fēnjiě “). Trans. Nong Yuyi. Literature and Cultural Studies 2016 (1): 12-23.
  • “Translator’s Introduction: Friedrich Justin Bertuch and the Journal of Luxury and Fashion.” Cultural Politics 12.1 (2016): 23-26.
  • "De Bellis Germanicis: Kittler, the Third Reich, and the German Wars." Cultural Politics 11:3 (2015): 361-375.
  • "Discourse, Media, Cultural Techniques: The Complexity of Kittler.” Modern Language Notes 130:3 (2015): 447-465.
  • “On Friedrich Kittler’s ‘Authorship and Love.’” Theory, Culture & Society 32.3 (2015): 3-13.
  • “Hemerochronia, or, Take a Walk on the Wild Side of Time: Sideline Snippets on Media Archaeology.” Journal of Contemporary Archaeology 2.1 (2015): 143-47.
  • "The Kultur of Cultural Techniques: Conceptual Inertia and the Parasitic Materialities of Ontologization." Cultural Politics 10:3 (2014): 376-388.
  • “Cultural Techniques: Preliminary Observations.” Theory, Culture and Society 30.6 (2013): 3-19.
  • “Kittler und seine Terroristen.” Tumult 50 (2012): 70-78.
  • “American Kittler: Glossen zur Anschlussfähigkeit.” Tumult 50 (2012): 153-61.
  • "'Well, what socks is Pynchon wearing today?' A Freiburg Scrapbook in Memory of Friedrich Kittler." Cultural Politics 8.3 (2012): 361-73.
  • "Hunting a Whale of a State: Kittler and his Terrorists." Cultural Politics 8.3 (2012): 399-412.
  • "Machine Learning: Friedrich Kittler (1943-2011)." Artforum (September 2012): 473-79 [Hungarian Translation: "Gépi tanulás." Transl. Gábor Mezei. Prae 16:4 (2014): 147-52.]
  • "Krautrock, Heidegger, Bogeyman: Kittler in the Anglosphere." Thesis Eleven 107.1 (2011): 6-20.
  • "P(r)ose of Pain. On Ernst Jünger's On Pain." Cultural Politics 6.3 (2010): 383-88.
  • "Mensch, Medien, Körper, Kehre: Zum posthumanistischen Immerschon." Philosophische Rundschau 56.1 (2009): 1-16.
  • "Fallacies and Thresholds: Notes on the Early Evolution of Alternate History." Historical Social Research 34.2 (2009): 99-117.
  • "Von gelobten und verfluchten Medienländern. Kanadischer Gesprächsvorschlag zu einem deutschen Theoriephänomen." Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften 2 (2008): 113-28.
  • "Memories of the Nile: Egyptian Traumas and Communication Technologies in Jan Assmann's Theory of Cultural Memory." Journal of Egyptian History 1.2 (2008): 331-62. [Reprint from New German Critique 96 (2005): 103-33]
  • "Implosion and Intoxication: Kittler, a German Classic, and Pink Floyd." Theory, Culture and Society 23.7/8 (2006): 75-91.
  • --- and Nicholas Gane, "Friedrich Kittler: An Introduction." Theory, Culture and Society 23.7-8 (2006): 5-16.
  • "The Third Reich in Alternate History: Aspects of a Genre-Specific Depiction of Nazism." Journal of Popular Culture 39.5 (2006): 878-96.
  • "Memories of the Nile: Egyptian Traumas and Communication Technologies in Jan Assmann's Theory of Cultural Memory." New German Critique 96 (2005): 103-33.
  • "On a Species of Origin: Luhmann's Darwin." Configurations 11.3 (2003): 305-349.
  • "Ansichten der Traumverwertungsgesellschaft: Literarische und kulturelle Aspekte der Massendroge in Otto Soykas Die Traumpeitsche und Leo Perutz' Sankt Petri-Schnee." Modern Austrian Literature 35.3-4 (2002): 53-77.
  • --- and Michael Wutz, "Introduction: Media - Models, Memories and Metaphors." Configurations 10.1 (2002): 1-10.
  • "Going Postal to Deliver Subjects: Remarks on a German Postal Apriori." Angelaki 7.3 (2002): 143-58.
  • "Luhmann und Kannitverstan im Druck. Zur Bildung typographischer Subjekte und alemannischer Sprachmaschinen." Germanic Review 77.3 (2002): 195-217.
  • "The Rise and Fall of Norse America: Vikings and Vínland in Alternate History." Extrapolation 43.2 (2002): 188-203.
  • "Drill and Distraction in the Yellow Submarine. The Dominance of War in Friedrich Kittler's Media Theory." Critical Inquiry 28.4 (2002): 825-54.
  • "Am Rand der Uchronie: Oswald Levetts Verirrt in den Zeiten und die Frühphase der alternate history" Modern Austrian Literature 34.3/4 (2001): 21-44.
  • "Die Titanic im Dritten Reich. Zur kulturellen Evolution einer Katastrophe." Seminar 37.3 (2001): 227-243.
  • "Silicon Sociology, or, Two Kings on Hegel's Throne? Kittler, Luhmann and the Posthuman Merger of German Media Theory." Yale Journal of Criticism 13.2 (2000): 391-420
  • "How the Mule Got Its Tale: Moretti's Darwinian Bricolage." Diacritics 29.2 (1999): 18-40.
  • "Terminology and Terror: Lichtenberg, Lavoisier and the Revolution of Signs in France and in Chemistry." RSSI: Recherches Semiotiques/Semiotic Inquiry 17:1-2-3 (1997): 19-39
  • "The Informatics of Revenge: Telegraphy, Speed and Storage in The Count of Monte Cristo." Weber Studies 14.1 (1997): 5-17. (Also at
  • --- and Joseph Donatelli, "Why Media Matters: An Introduction." Mosaic 28.4 (1995): v-xxiv.
  • --- and Joseph Donatelli, "Literature and Media Change: A Selective Multidisciplinary Bibliography." Mosaic 28.4 (1995): 165-186.

“Recursive Innovation." The Technologicial Introject. Ed. Antje Pfannkuchen and Jeffrey Champlin. New York: Fordham University Press, 2018. (forthcoming)

"'This Voice in the Darkness!' Technologies of the Tropical Talking Cure in Stefan Zweig’s 'Amok'." Stefan Zweig and World Literature. Ed. Mark H. Gelber and Birger Vanweesenbeek. Rochester: Camden House: 2015. 56-73.

"Siren Recursions." Kittler Now. Current Perspectives in Kittler Studies. Ed. Stephen Sale and Laura Salisbury. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015. 71-94.

--- and Annie van den Oewer. “Rethinking the Materiality of Technical Media. Friedrich Kittler, Enfant Terrible with a Rejuvenating Effect on the Parental Discipline. A Dialogue.” Techné/Technology. Researching Cinema and Media Technologies. Ed. Annie van den Oewer. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2014. 219-239

“Translating Betrayal. Signposts for the Secret War.” Introduction to Eva Horn, The Secret War: Treason, Espionage and Modern Fiction (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2013). 3-23.

"Bubbles and Webs: A Backdoor Stroll through the Readings of Uexküll." Afterword to Jakob von Uexküll, A Foray into the Worlds of Animals and Humans. Trans. Joseph O'Neal, intr. Dorion Sagan. Minneapolis: University Minnesota Press, 2010. 209-43.

"Friedrich Kittler: Kultur als Datenverarbeitungsgestell." Kultur. Theorien der Gegenwart. 2., erweiterte und aktualisierte Auflage. Ed. Stephan Moebius and Dirk Quadflieg. Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2010. 572-79.

Hardware/Software/Wetware." Critical Terms for Media Studies. Ed. W.J.T. Mitchell and Mark B. N. Hansen. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. 186-98.

'Diese Stimme im Dunkel!' Technologies of the Tropical Talking Cure in Stefan Zweig's Amokläufer." A Transatlantic Gathering: Essays in Honour of Peter Stenberg. Ed. Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz and Thomas Salumets. Munich: Iudicium, 2007. 139-50.

"Cultural Studies and German Media Theory." New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory. Ed. Gary Hall and Clare Birchall. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006. 88-104.

"H.G. Wells, 'The War of the Worlds'." The Novel. Vol. II: Forms and Themes. Ed. Franco Moretti. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. 189-95.

"February, 1962: From a Tragedy of Physics to a Physics of Tragedy." A New History of German Literature. Ed. David E. Wellbery. Cambridge, Ma.: Harvard University Press, 2004. 876-81. [German translation: “Februar 1962 | Friedrich Dürrenmatts Physiker schaffen auf dem Höhepunkt des Kalten Krieges die Tagödie ab.” Eine Neue Geschichte der deutschen Literatur, ed. David Wellbery et al. Berlin: Berlin University Press 2007. 1076–1081.]

"Erinnerungen an den Nil: Jan Assmann, ägyptische Medien und deutsche Theorie." Bürokratische Leidenschaften: Kultur- und Mediengeschichte im Archiv. Ed. Sven Spieker. Berlin: Kadmos, 2004. 60-85.

"H.G. Wells, La Guerra dei Mondi." Il romanzo. Vol II: Le forme. Ed. Franco Moretti et al. Torino: Einaudi, 2002. 171-78.

--- and Michael Wutz, "Friedrich Kittler and German Media Discourse Analysis." In: Friedrich Kittler, Gramophone, Film, Typewriter. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999. Xi-xli. [Polish Translation: "Friedrich Kittler i analiza dyskursu medialnego." Kronos 303:3 (2014): 110-37.]

"Magic Media Mountain: Technology and the Umbildungsroman." Reading Matters: Narrative in the New Media Ecology. Ed. Joseph Tabbi and Michael Wutz. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997. 29-52.

"Müdes Fleisch im Cyberspace: Zur Bildung schlaraffizierter Medienräume." Natur, Räume, Landschaften: 2. Internationales Kingstoner Symposion. Ed. Burckardt Krause und Ulrich Scheck. Munich: iudicium, 1996. 273-288.

"Undead Networks: Information Processing and Media Boundary Conflicts in Dracula." Literature and Science. Ed. Donald Bruce and Anthony Purdy. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi, 1994. 107-129.

"'Apostel, Apostille, Postille': Über das Schreiben, Drucken und Telegraphieren bei Lichtenberg". Lichtenberg: Essays Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of his Birth. Ed. Charlotte M. Craig. New York: Lang, 1992. 23-54.

"Wissenschaft als Revolutionsbewältigung: Thesen zu Goethe und Lichtenberg". Geist und Gesellschaft. Zur deutschen Rezeption der Französischen Revolution. Ed. Eitel Timm. Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 1990. 69-81.

a) Books
Bernhard Siegert. Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real. New York: Fordham University Press (2015)

Eva Horn. The Secret War: Treason, Espionage and Modern Fiction. Evanston: Northwestern University Press: 2013.

secret war

Cornelia Vismann. Files: Law and Media Technology. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008.

--- and Michael Wutz. Friedrich Kittler, Gramophone, Film, Typewriter. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.

b) Articles

Friedrich Kittler. "Real Time Analysis, Time Axis Manipuation," Cultural Politics 13:1 (2017): 5-18.

Friedrich Kittler. “Unpublished Preface to Discourse Networks.” Grey Room 63 (2016): 90-107.

Friedrich Justin Bertuch and Melchior Kraus. “Introduction to the Journal of Luxury and Fashion (1786).” Cultural Politics 12.1 (2016): 26-31.

Friedrich Kittler. “auto bahnen / free ways.” Cultural Politics 11.3 (2015): 376-383.

Friedrich Kittler. “A Short History of the Searchlight.” Cultural Politics 11.3 (2015): 384-390.

Friedrich Kittler. “Animals of War.” Cultural Politics 11.3 (2015): 391-394.

Friedrich Kittler. “De Nostalgia.” Cultural Politics 11.3 (2015): 395-405.

Friedrich Kittler. “Of States and their Terrorists.” Cultural Politics 8.3 (2012): 385-97.

Christoph Weinberger. “The Cold Model of Structure: An Interview with Friedrich Kittler.” Cultural Politics 8.3 (2012): 375-84.

Erich Hörl. "Luhmann, the Non-trivial Machine and the Neocybernetic Regime of Truth." Theory, Culture and Society 29:3 (2012): 94-121.

Bernhard Siegert. "Cacography or Communication? Cultural Techniques in German Media Studies." Grey Room 29 (2007): 26-47.

Friedrich Kittler, "Thinking Colours and/or Machines." Theory, Culture and Society 23.7/8 (2006): 39-50.

Friedrich Kittler. "Number and Numeral." Theory, Culture and Society 23.7/8 (2006): 51-61.

Friedrich Kittler. "Lightning and Series--Event and Thunder." Theory, Culture and Society 23.7/8 (2006): 63-74.

--- and Michael Wutz. Michael Giesecke, "Literature as Product and Medium of Ecological Communication." Configurations 10.1 (2002): 11-35.

--- and Michael Wutz. Friedrich Kittler, "The Perspective of Print." Configurations 10.1 (2002): 37-50.

--- and Michael Wutz. Hartmut Winkler, "Discourses, Schemata, Technology, Monuments: Outline for a Theory of Cultural Continuty." Configurations 10.1 (2002): 91-109. (Also at

--- and Michael Wutz. Friedrich Kittler, "Drugs and Media in Pynchon's World War." Reading Matters: Narrative in the New Media Ecology. Ed. Joseph Tabbi and Michael Wutz. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997. 157-172.

c) Other

Translation of texts in Dimension2 8.2/3 (2006) Special on Young Swiss Writers. Ed. Romey Sabalius and Michael Wutz:

"Christoph Simon: Swiss Ethnography" and "Questionable Thoughts." 182-85. "Peter Stamm: How I Abolished the Army." 186-201. "Guy Krneta: Tour Guide." 202-11. "Gerhard Meister: Love Never Ceases." 212-25. "Daniel Zahno: Carlotti." 276-93. "Milena Moser: Reconstruction." 294-309. "Marion Suter: Disseminated Memory." 344-49. "Daniel Goetsch: Simply Show Life." 350-57. "Michael Stauffer: Excerpt from I promise when the sun comes up I promise I'll be true." 398-421. "Martin R. Dean: Moi." 432-39. "Beat Gloor: How Are You?" 440-51.

“Presidents in the Age of Technological Reproducibility. Review of Charles Musser, Politicking and Emergent Media. US Presidential Elections of the 1890s. Artforum (November 2016):82-83.

Andrew Piper. Book Was There. Reading in Electronic Times. Seminar 39.4 (2013): 436-38

Wade Davis. Into the Silence. The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest. Artforum (December 2012): 89-90.

Gisela Ecker. Giftige Gaben. Über Tauschprozesse in der Literatur. Germanic Review 85.3 (2010): 265-67.

Joachim Brügge, ed. "Das Buch als Eingang zur Welt." Zur Eröffnung des Stefan Zweig Centre Salzburg. Modern Austrian Literature 43.1 (2010): 93-95.

Hans Harald Müller. Leo Perutz: Biographie. Modern Austrian Literature 41.3 (2008): 83-85.

Stefan Zweig/Friderike Zweig. "Wenn einen Augenblick die Wolken weichen." Briefwechsel 1912-1942. Ed. Jeffrey B. Berlin and Gert Kerschbaumer. Modern Austrian Literature 40.3 (2007): 106-7.

Charles Bazerman. The Languages of Edison's Light. Modernism/Modernity 8.1 (2001): 187-88.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg. Observationes. Die lateinischen Schriften. Ed. Dag Nikolaus Hasse. Isis 91.4 (2000): 78.

New German Critique 78 (Fall 1999) Special on "German Media Studies". EBR 11

Hartmut Winkler. Docuverse. Zur Medientheorie der Computer. Seminar 35.4 (1999): 342-43.

Manuel DeLanda. A Thousand Years of Non-Linear History. EBR 8 (

Rainer Stollmann. Groteske Aufklärung. Studien zu Natur und Kultur des Lachens. Seminar 34.4 (1998): 430-432.

Gabriele Schwab. Subjects without Selves: Transitional Texts in Modern Fiction. Canadian Literature 154 (1997): 176-77.

Monika Renneberg and Mark Walker, eds. Science, Technology and National Socialism. Seminar 32.4 (1996): 367-70.

Ludwig Jäger and Bernd Switalla, eds. Germanistik in der Mediengesellschaft. Seminar 31.1 (1996): 62-64.

(with Kirsten Wolf) James A. Parente, Jr. and Richard E. Schade, eds. Studies in German and Scandinavian Literature after 1500. A Festschrift for George C. Schoolfield. Germanic Notes 25.1 (1994): 2-3.

Dieter Lamping. Lichtenbergs literarisches Nachleben, and Heinz Ludwig Arnold, ed., Text + Kritik: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg. Seminar 29.4 (1993): 413-16.

Liliane Weissberg. Geistersprache. Seminar 29.3 (1993): 312-14.

Friedrich A. Kittler. Dichter Mutter Kind. Seminar 29.3 (1993): 314-17.

Ralf W. Buechler. Science, Satire and Wit: The Essays of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg. Seminar 29.2 (1993): 181-83.

Friedrich A. Kittler. Grammophon Film Typewriter. Seminar 25.1 (1989): 82-85.

"The Secret Society Conspiracy: Beneath the Cloaks and through the Mist." Interview with the Capilano Courier.

"Material World. Geoffrey Winthrop-Young talks with Bernhard Siegert." Artforum (Summer 2015): 324-333.
“Ihre Medientheorie auf einer Seite.” Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft 10.1 (2014): 30-32.
“More Things in Heaven and Earth than Theory is dreaming of. A conversation with Geoffrey Winthrop-Young.” Passage des Digitalen Reading Group.
Introduction to Vilém Flusser's "Cows," Artforum (September 2013): 375.

"Groundless Provocation: A Note in Praise of Flusser's Towards a Philosophy of Photography". Flusser Studies.

"Friedrich Kittler." The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory [forthcoming].

Response to N. Katherine Hayles, "Distributing/Disturbing the Chinese Room," [May 28, 2009]

"Eulenzurufe. Replikenrepik." Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften 2 (2008): 145-52.

"Karoline Günderrode, 'Mahomed, der Prophet von Mekka'," and "Karoline Günderrode, 'Der Kanonenschlag oder das Gastmahl des Tantalus'." Lexikon deutschsprachiger Epik und Dramatik von Autorinnen (1730-1900). Ed. Gudrun Loster-Schneider and Gaby Pailer. Tübingen: Francke, 2006. 183-86.

--- and Rudolf Maresch, "Deutschland ist ein Medienprodukt: Über Friedrich Kittlers Kulturtechnikgeschichte, den Werkzeugkastenzugang und die Rückkehr des Befehlsnotstandes unter medienwissenschaftlichen Vorzeichen." Telepolis online, May 20, 2006.

--- and Rudolf Maresch, "Die Zeit der Kulturkriege ist vorbei: Über Schaumschläger und Beamte, den Import europäischer Theorie und ihr Irrelevant-Werden in Amerika." Telepolis online, April 23, 2006.

"Pangaean Dialectics." Response to Wolf Schäfer, "The New Global History: Toward a Narrative for Pangaea Two." Erwägen Wissen Ethik 14.1 (2003): 126-28.

"Zwischen Nil und Net." Response to Jan Assmann, "Das kulturelle Gedächtnis." Erwägen Wissen Ethik 13.2 (2002): 271-73.

Entries in Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada. Ed. William H. New. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002: "Bauer, Walter" (94-95); and "Beissel, Henry Eric" (101).

"Georg Christoph Lichtenberg," Encyclopedia of German Literature. 2 vols. Ed. Matthias Konzett. Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000. 651-652.

Response to Nicolas Pappas, "Technology in Dracula," in ebr 6.

"Dreams of Vinland: A Look at Possible North Americas." Icelandic Canadian LI/3 (1993): 151-59.

"Kanadische Porträts II: Alice Munro oder das Vexierspiel der Dinge." Sendereihe 'Neues aus der Literatur', SR II/SDR II/SWF II, 19 January 1990, 22.20-23.00.

"Kanadische Porträts I: Margaret Atwood im Land der Opfer." Sendereihe 'Neues aus der Literatur'. SR II/SDR II/SWF II, 1 September 1989, 22.22-23.00.

"The Knight of Words and Witches. An Interview with Robin Skelton." B.C. Books 1.3 (1988): 7-9.

"The Candid Man of Kitsilano. An Interview with David Watmough." B.C. Books 1.2. (1988): 9-11.

Courses currently teaching

  • Posthumanism
  • German theories of media and cultural techniques
  • Complexity, biological evolution and animal studies
  • Secret societies and conspiracy theories
  • Science Fiction (special focus on Alternate history)
  • Recycling Old Norse material

Ongoing projects 

Ongoing projects 2017/18

a) Editions

Friedrich Kittler, Operation Valhalla: Writings on War and Media. Ed. and trans. Ilinca Iurascu, Geoffrey Winthrop-Young and Michael Wutz. Duke University Press (nearing completion)

b)  Papers

“Time Matters. A Story of Media at Odds with History.” A paper on the changes of media temporalities and their impact on “historiability” of time in the development of media archaeology and media geology from Claude Lévi-Strauss and Fernand Braudel to Michel Foucault, Friedrich Kittler and Wolfgang Ernst [completed and under review].

“Knochen, Krieg und Katastrophen. Martial-paläontologische Variationen zu Spengler und Kittler” [WT].  On analogies between Oswald Spengler and Friedrich Kittler for a volume celebrating the centennial of the publication of Spengler’s Decline of the West [in progress].

“Intelligence/Espionage.” Information: Keywords. Ed. Jonathan Abel, Samuel M. Frederick, and Michele Kennerly. New York: Columbia University Press [in progress]

“‘We stand in this storm of adaptation.’ Karl Escherich’s Termite Craze  and  the (De)Nazification of Universities and Social Insects..” A paper on the work (in particular, the presidential lectures and memoirs) of Karl Escherich, one of the most important entomologists of the twentieth century and President of the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich from 1933-35. [in progress]

“‘Twenty Square Miles of Agonizing Death!’ Carl Stephenson’s ‘Leiningen’ and the Attack of the Almost Aryan Countertextual Army Ants.” On ants, evolution, colonialism, H. G. Wells and Nazi ideology in Leiningen versus the Ants, the “Moby-Dick of insect stories”  [in progress]

c)  Upcoming Lectures

Lecture for the UBC STS Lecture Series, Fall 2017 on Karl Escherich (see above).

In-class lecture on Carl Stephenson’s “Leiningen versus the Ants” (see above) in PORT 405 (“Amazonia”), 31 October 2017.

Lectures at Princeton (3 and 4 April), Rutgers (Rodig Lecture and Seminar, 5 and 6 April 2018) and Michigan (13 April 2018).

Lectures and broadcasts online

“Start Making Sense? Panel Discussion with Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, Wolfgang Ernst and Bernhard Siegert.” Internationales Kolleg fur Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, Weimar, Germany, November 2, 2016.

“Avoid the Breath You Take: Peter Sloterdijk’s Terror from the Air” Lecture at the Vancouver Institute for Social Research (The Or Gallery, November 18, 2013)

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“Kittler in the Anglosphere: ‘German Media Theory’ and other Collateral Damage in Trans-Atlantic Theory Wars.” Lecture at “Media Transatlantic: Media Theory in North America and German-Speaking Europe” (UBC, April 9, 2010).

Interview by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s show “The Philosopher’s Zone” on the work of Friedrich Kittler (2013)

“What was Kittler’s Media Theory?” Lecture at “The Sirens Go Silent: A Commemorative Colloquium for Friedrich Kittler” (Deutsches Haus New York, March 13, 2013).
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