Professor Brent Malin and graduate student Curry Chandler publish article in Communication, Culture, and Critique

An essay by Brent Malin, an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh, and Curry Chandler, a graduate student in the same department, appears in the June 2017 issue of Communication, Culture, and Critique. The essay, “Free to Work Anxiously: Splintering Precarity among Drivers for Uber and Lyft,” draws on […]

Professor Malin to Deliver Keynote Address for Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Professor Malin will deliver a Keynote Address for “Emotions, Media and History: Theory and Practice,” the first symposium of the new Emotions and Media Research Cluster of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, at the University of Adelaide, September 23, 2016.  Professor Malin’s lecture, “When New Arguments Get Old: […]

New Article in Communication Theory

Professor Malin’s article, “Communicating with Objects: Ontology, Object-Orientations, and the Politics of Communication,” was published in the August 2016 volume of Communication Theory.  The article offers a critique of the recent turn to objects as illustrated by Object Oriented Ontology and similar approaches.  It begins with a discussion of Alexander Galloway’s claims that object-oriented thought […]

New Article in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies

Professor Malin’s article, “The Path to the Machine: Affect Studies, Technology, and the Question of Ineffability,” was published in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies in February, 2016. Here is the article’s abstract: From the 1990s to the early twenty-first century, a range of writers in sociology, history, and cultural studies would increasingly see emotion as an […]

Feeling Mediated Awarded Lewis Mumford Award from Media Ecology Association

Professor Malin’s book Feeling Mediated: A History of Media Technology and Emotion in America was awarded the Media Ecology Association‘s 2015 Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Technics.  This award recognizes outstanding scholarly books or articles with a “focus on the history and/or philosophy of technology or science; studies of specific […]

Fall 2014 Agora Schedule

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 […]

Book Reading: Live from Prairie Lights Bookstore

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 […]