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[Commlist] New book: Miscommunications Collection

Fri Jan 15 21:26:36 GMT 2021

We are delighted to announce the publication of Miscommunications: Errors, Mistakes, Media <>, edited by Maria Korolkova and Timothy Barker, in Thinking | Media series of Bloomsbury Academic.

The volume investigates miscommunication and errors in media history and cultural theory and includes contributions from key scholars in media archaeology, media philosophy and sound studies, such as Wolfgang Ernst, Frances Dyson, Stephen Kennedy, and Peter Krapp.

The essays in the book start charting the new conditions for discourse in the 21^st  century and collectively they show how studies of communication can be refigured when we focus on the capacity for errors, accidents, mistakes, malfunctions and both intentional and non-intentional miscommunications.

This edited collection presents a unique and original meeting of minds. Rather than separating approaches, as is so often the case, into technical, cultural, political, aesthetic fields, the book combines different perspectives on the idea of miscommunication to inspire new insights on this multidisciplinary topic.

For more information, including the table of content, and buying options, please visit:

 Table of contents

Timothy Barker, University of Glasgow, UK, and Maria Korolkova, University of Greenwich, UK

Chapter 1: Affirmative Imperfection Rhetoric and Aesthetics: A Genealogy
Ellen Rutten, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Chapter 2: Post Communication Theory: The Non-Dialogical
Timothy Barker, University of Glasgow, UK
Chapter 3: Miscommunication and Democratic Membership
Reidar Due, University of Oxford, UK
Chapter 4: There is No 'Error' in Techo-logics: A Radically Media-Archaeological Approach
Wolfgang Ernst, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Chapter 5: Quiet in the Forest
Frances Dyson, University of California, USA
Chapter 6: The Guardians of the Possible
Stephen Kennedy, University of Greenwich, UK
Chapter 7: Communicating the Incommunicable: Formalism and Noise in Michel Serres
Thomas Sutherland, University of Lincoln, UK

Chapter 8: Objects Mis-taken: Towards the Aesthetics of Displaced Materiality
Maria Korolkova, University of Greenwich, UK
Chapter 9: Fai(lure): Encounter with the Unstable Medium in the Work of Art
Maryam Muliaee and Mani Mehrvarz, University at Buffalo, USA
Chapter 10: A Relational Materialist Approach to Errant Media Systems: The Case of Internet Video Producers
John Hondros, City, University of London, UK
Chapter 11: Negotiating Two Models of Truth: Satire, Miscommunication and Critique in Elle (2016)
Alex Lichtenfels, University of Salford, UK

Chapter 12: Disastrous Communication: Walter Benjamin's 'The Railway Disaster at the Firth of Tay'
Dominic Smith, University of Dundee, UK
Chapter 13: Accidental Recordings: Unintentional Media Aesthetics
Ella Klik, The Polonsky Academy, Israel
Chapter 14: Desert Media. Glitches, Breakdowns, and Media Arrhythmia in the Sahara
Andrea Mariani, University of Udine, Italy

Chapter 15: The Error at the End of the Internet
Peter Krapp, University of California, Irvine, USA
Chapter 16: From Bugs to Features: An Archaeology of Errors and/in/as Computer Games
Stefan Höltgen, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Chapter 17: We Interrupt This Programme: On the Cultural Techniques of 'Technical Difficulties'
Jörgen Rahm-Skågeby, Stockholm University, Sweden
Chapter 18: Glitches as Fictional (Mis)Communication
Nele Van de Mosselaer, University of Antwerp, Belgium, and Nathan Wildman, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
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