Selected Essays

Malin, B. (2023). Mediating gender and affect through history. In T. Reeser (Ed.), Routledge Companion to Gender and Affect (258-267). London: Routledge.

Malin, B. (2022). Media and the question of emotional intensification. In K. Barclay and P. Stearns (Ed.s), Routledge History of Emotions in the Modern World (527-540). London: Routledge.

Malin, B. (2021). Intimate objects: Post-network television and the object-oriented aesthetics of Breaking Bad. Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 38(4), 331-353.

Malin, B. (2020). Advertising as a tax expenditure: The tax deduction for advertising and America’s hidden public media system. The Political Economy of Communication, 8(1), 2-17.

Malin, B. (2019). Contextual materialism: Mereology, sociality and the vague ontology of media objects. Communication Theory, 29(2), 151-168.

Malin, B. (2017). Chickens that like Pink Floyd: Media physicalism and the experience of new technology. In S. Rogers and T. Markham (Ed.s), Conditions of Mediation: Phenomenological Approaches to Media, Technology and Communication (199-209). New York: Peter Lang.

Malin, B. and Chandler, C. (2017). Free to work anxiously: Splintering precarity among drivers for Uber and Lyft. Communication, Culture, & Critique, 10(2), 382-400.

Malin, B. (2016). Hovland, Carl I. In Jensen, K., Craig, R., Pooley, J., and Rothenbuhler, E., International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy. London: Wiley-Blackwell.

Malin, B. (2016). Communicating with objects: Ontology, object-orientations, and the politics of communication. Communication Theory, 26(3), 236-254;

Malin, B. (2016). The path to the machine: Affect studies, technology, and the question of ineffability. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 13(1), 40-57.

Malin, B. (2014). Anal probes and overheated media: The physiological roots of contemporary media research. In J. Sterne and D. Mulvin (Ed.s), Media, Hot and Cold,  International Journal of Communication, 8, 2509-2512.

Malin, B. (2014). Policing the crisis of masculinity: Media and masculinity at the dawn of the new century. In C. Carter, L. Steiner, and L. McLaughlin (Ed.s), Routledge Companion to Media and Gender (610-619). London, UK: Routledge.

Malin, B. (2014). Media, messages, and emotions. In S. Matt and P. Stearns (Ed.s), Doing Emotions History (181-200). Urbana-Champagne, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Malin, B. (2011). Failed transmissions and broken hearts: The telegraph, communications law, and the emotional responsibility of new technologies. Media History, 17(4), 331-344.

Malin, B. (2011). Electrifying speeches: Emotional control and the technological aesthetic of the voice in the early 20th century US. Journal of Social History, 45(1), 1-19.

Malin, B. (2011). Not just your average beauty: Carl Seashore and the history of communication research in the US. Communication Theory, 21(3), 299-316.

Malin, B. (2011). A very popular blog: The Internet and the possibilities of publicity. New Media & Society, 13(2), 187-202.

Malin, B. (2010). Viral manhood: Niche marketing, hardboiled detectives, and the economics of masculinity. Media, Culture & Society, 32(3), 373-389.

Malin, B. (2009). Mediating emotion: Technology, social science, and emotion in the Payne Fund Motion Picture Studies. Technology & Culture, 50(2), 366-390 (2010 winner of the Walter Benjamin Award for Outstanding Article in the field of Media Ecology from the Media Ecology Association).

Malin, B. (2007). Looking white and middle-class: Stereoscopic imagery and technology in the early 20th century United States. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 93(4), 403-424.

Malin, B. (2004). Gender, culture, power: Three theoretical views. In M. Rose Williams and P. Backlund (Ed.s), Readings in gender communication (pp. 65-75). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing.

Malin, B. (2003). Drive by programming: Niche marketing to the channel surfer on TNT, MTV, and CNN. Explorations in Media Ecology, 2(2), 101-115. pdf

Malin, B. (2003). Memorializing white masculinity: The late 1990s “crisis of masculinity” and the “subversive performance” of Man on the Moon. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 27(3), 239-255 (reprinted in Whitehead, S. [Ed.]. [2006]. Men and masculinities: Critical concepts in sociology. London: Routledge).

Malin, B. (2001). Communication with feeling: Emotion, publicness, and embodiment. Quarterly Journal of Speech 87(2), 216-235.