Research

Below, is a list of my publications. When available, I’ve included links to the texts. In other cases, you can find many of the publications on my Academia page. But before doing so, you might also want to read this account of Academia’s financial rationale.

Books

Seeing by Electricity: The Emergence of Television, 1878-1939 (Durham: Duke University Press, 2020).

Corporeality and Early Cinema: Viscera, Skin, and Physical Form. Co-edited with Marina Dahlquist, Jan Olsson, and Valentine Robert (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018).

Edited Volume

“Media Archaeology,” coedited with Erkki Huhtamo. A special issue of Early Popular Visual Culture 18.4 (Nov. 2020).

Early Television Historiographies, special issue of Journal of E-Media Studies 5.1 (July 2016).

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Neurotic Stars and Spellbound Viewers: Popular Psychoanalysis in Silent-Era Photoplay,” Journal of Cinema and Media Studies 63, no. 5 (January 2024).

Screen Decorum: Silent Hollywood and Neoclassical Concepts of Acting,” Necsus European Journal of Media Studies 11, no. 1 (Spring 2022): 285–301.

“The Pasts and Prospects of Media Archaeology,” coauthored with Erkki Huhtamo, Early Popular Visual Culture 18, no. 4 (Nov. 2020): 333-339.

“Unreal Time: A Conversation on Film Theory, Media Historiography, and the Scales of Pandemic Catastrophe,” coauthored with Mary Ann Doane, Framework 62, no. 2 (Fall 2021): 179–197.

Postmediales Wissen um 1900: Zur Medienarchäologie des Fernsehens,” Montage A/V 25, no. 2 (2016): 181-200. [in German]

“Introduction: Early Television Historiographies,” Journal of E-Media Studies 5, no. 1 (July 2016).

“Skybooks: Skywide Projection and Media Mythology,” co-authored with Yuri Tsivian. New Review of Film and Television Studies 13, no. 3 (September 2015): 247–260.

“Tom Swift’s Three Inventions of Television: Technological Imaginary and Media History,” VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture 4, no. 7 (September 2015): 54-67.

“Intermedial Thought in Classical Film Theory: Balázs, Arnheim, and Benjamin on Film and Radio,”  The Germanic Review 88, no. 4 (2013): 391-399.

“Introduction to Fevralsky: Currents in Art and the Radio-Eye,” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 28, no. 2 (March 2008): 61-65.

Book Chapters

“The Craft of Silent Film Acting: Traditions and Innovations,” in Crafts, Trades, and Techniques of Early Cinema, eds. Ian Christie, Priska Morrissey, Louis Pelletier, Valentine Robert, Jean-Pierre Sirois-Trahan, and Tami Williams (Ann Arbor: Michigan University Publishing, forthcoming)

The Afterlife of an Optical Device, or Making the Lantern Kosher,” in Technics: Media in the Digital Age, eds. Nicholas Baer and Annie van den Oever (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2024).

“Early Cinema and the Emergence of Television: An Archaeology of Intertwined Media,” in Charlie Keil and Rob King, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Silent Cinema (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2024).

The Post Media Condition, circa 1885: Media Theory and the Archaeology of Television,” in Nicolas Dulac, ed. Du média au postmédia. Continuités et ruptures / Media to Post-Media (Gollion: Infolio, 2022), 273-292. [English version of “Postmediales Wissen um 1900”].

“A More Participatory Culture” An Afterword to the Hebrew edition and a conversation with Henry Jenkins, Hitlakdut Tarbutit [Convergence Culture] (Tel Aviv: Am Oved, forthcoming 2020). [in Hebrew]

“L’histoire des débuts de la television et les théories modernes de la vision,” in Gilles Delavaud and Denis Maréchal, eds. Télévision: le moment experimental, 1935-1955 (Rennes: Apogée, 2011), 139-150. [in French]

“Television from Afar: Arnheim’s Understanding of Media,” in Scott Higgins, ed. Arnheim for Film and Media Studies (New York: Routledge, 2011), 195-211. 

Other Academic Publications

File under Telectroscope: Archives of Media in the Making,” Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research website (June 2023)

Golden Voices (film review),” Kinokultura 20 (December 2022).

“A Conversation with Henry Jenkins”, Necsus (Autumn 2020)

“Television in the Cinema Before 1939: An International Annotated Database,” co-authored with Richard Koszarski, Journal of E-Media Studies 5.1 (July 2016). [for additions and updates, see also here]

“Public Television: Beginnings and Endings. A Conversation with Elihu Katz,” Journal of E-Media Studies 5.1 (July 2016).

Book Reviews

“Television before TV,Le Temps des Médias 41 (November 2023).

“Bright Signals: A History of Color Television,” Cinéma & Cie 32 (July 2019).

“Fresh Wind: The First Zionist Film in Palestine,” Early Popular Visual Culture 8.4 (Nov. 2010): 451-453.

“Moving Image Technology from Zoetrope to Digital,” The Moving Image 7.2 (Fall 2007): 100-103.