John Durham Peters

John Durham Peters is F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Communication Studies and Professor of International Studies at the University of Iowa. Author of Speaking into the Air (Chicago, 1999)
and Courting the Abyss (Chicago 2005). He has written on a variety of
topics, including German media theory.

Essays by this author

Strange Sympathies: Horizons of Media Theory in America and Germany


John Durham Peters outlines “the media studies triangle,” which consists of textual, social, and institutional approaches. He then stakes out another approach that considers what civilization itself has at stake in media change.