Tom McEnaney received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (Spanish, French, and English) from UC Berkeley. His research interests include the history of media and technology, sound studies, discourse theory, socio-linguistic pragmatics, and new media studies. He has published on digital photography’s role in the construction of divided global and national publics in Cuba, and the poetics of play and historiography in Borges and Benjamin. His current book project, Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas, investigates the co-evolution of radio and the novel in Argentina, Cuba, and the United States, charting how authors in these countries began to re-conceive novel writing as an act of listening.
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