Friday, December 29, 2006


Add Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day to the list.
However, I'm still slogging my way through Mason & Dixon (just passed 100 pages) and haven't read Vineland yet.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

New Books

Big stack of new* books piling up over the last few weeks. Wish I had the time to read all these before the semester starts up in January. Just a quick list for now:

Melissa Gregg, Cultural Studies’ Affective Voices. Palgrave

Andrew Feenberg, Transforming Technology: A Critical Theory Revised. Oxford

John Lienhard, The Engines of Our Ingenuity: An Engineer Looks at Technology and Culture. Oxford.

John Lienhard, How Invention Begins: Echoes of Old Voices in the Rise of New Machines. Oxford. [includes a section on the invention of the printing press; perhaps a different angle on a story told well be Elizabeth Eisenstein]

Michael Sheringham, Everyday Life: Theories and Practices from Surrealism to the Present. Oxford.

Shaun Moores, Media/Theory: Thinking about Media and Communications. Routledge

Gary Hall & Clare Birchall (Eds) New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory. Edinburgh UP [OK, I have a chapter in this one on Rem Koolhaas]

Gerard Goggin, Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in Everyday Life. Routledge.

Richard Lanham, The Economics of Attention: Style and Substance in the Age of Information. Chicago.

Janne Seppanen, The Power of the Gaze: An Introduction to Visual Literacy. Peter Lang

Anandam Kavoori & Noah Arceneaux (Eds) The Cell Phone Reader: Essays in Social Transformation. Peter Lang.

Bruno Latour, Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network Theory. Oxford. [returning the library copy]

*New=I just got them, not necessarily new releases