Dr. Winthrop-Young publishes on Wagner and Kittler

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Dr. Geoffrey Winthrop-Young has published a translation of Friedrich Kittler’s essay “Wagner’s Furious Host,” as well a companion piece entitled “Furious Feedback and the Revolutionary Ode to Noise” (Cultural Politics 18.3: 275-286).

The essay deals with Richard Wagner’s idea of feedback as a means to bring about the ultimate revolution which, as in Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung, burns and destroys an entire world including its gods.