McEnaney, Tom P.

Cornell Faculty Member


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, linguistic pragmatics, computational (digital) humanities and new media studies. His work has appeared in Cultural Critique,  La Habana Elegante, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Sound Studies, Sounding Out!, and Variaciones Borges. His book, Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas (Flashpoints at Northwestern University Press, 2017) investigates the co-evolution of radio and the novel in Argentina, Cuba, and the United States. The book charts the rise and fall of state socialism, and how authors in these countries began to re-conceive novel writing as an act of listening in order to shape the creation and understanding of the vox populi.

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