Professor Malin is coordinating the Agora, the speaker series within the Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh. The Agora features faculty and graduate students from both the Department of Communication and the wider University of Pittsburgh community, as well as other noted scholars from around the world. Past Agoras have included such notable […]
On March 30th at 2:00 pm, Professor Malin will be reading from his book Feeling Mediated: A History of Media Technology and Emotion in America at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City, Iowa. “Live from Prairie Lights Bookstore,” is an internationally known reading series that features a variety of authors and poets from around the […]
“As modern ideas of communication as transmission emerged, so too did the belief in emotions as forces within the body. Brenton Malin’s Feeling Mediated chronicles these intertwined histories. Malin’s book juxtaposes the idea of media physicalism—that media have direct effects on audiences’ emotions—alongside the history of ‘American cool’ as a desired emotional state, constantly under […]
During the Spring 2014 Semester, Professor Malin will be participating in and co-leading with Jonathan Arac “Affects of the Common,” a bi-weekly reading group that will culminate in a week-long seminar with Lauren Berlant. The readings for the group are based on a selection recommended by Professor Berlant and are meant as preparation for the […]
Professor Malin will be presenting a paper entitled “The Path to the Machine: Affect Studies, Technology, and the Problem of Emotion,” for the University of Iowa’s Obermann Center for Advanced Studies 2014 humanities symposium, Affect & Inquiry. The symposium will take place March 27-29, 2014 and will feature key note addresses by Lauren Berlant, Ann […]
Professor Malin is taking part in an Affect Theory Reading Group organized by Mark Paterson at the University of Pittsburgh. You can find out more about the group here.
Professor Malin delivered the James W. Carey Memorial Lecture at Grand Valley State University on September 23, 2013. The event celebrated the 10th anniversary of the university’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the 30th anniversary of its School of Communications, and brought out a great group of students, faculty, and other listeners. His […]