Paul Benzon

Paul Benzon teaches contemporary literature, media studies, and critical writing at Temple University. He is currently at work on a project on formal experimentation and media history in the contemporary novel.

Forgetting Media Studies: Anthologies, Archives, Anachrony

2009-12-05

Through a close formal analysis of two new critical collections, Paul Benzon ponders the state of media studies as field. Exploring the material and temporal paradoxes of anthologizing new media and posthumanism, he argues that “each of these texts takes shape, succeeds, and fails under the pressures and possibilities posed by the scalar demands of information.”