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Skidmore College
English Department

BenzonPaul Benzon

Assistant Professor

B.A., Williams College
M.A. and Ph.D., Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Office: TLC 327
Phone: (518) 580-5162
Email: pbenzon@skidmore.edu

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Contemporary Literature
  • American Literature, 1865-present
  • Media Studies and Media History
  • Digital Culture
  • Literature and Theory of the Archive

Courses Taught:

  • EN 103: Writing Seminar I
  • EN 105: Digital Identity
  • EN 211: Fiction
  • EN 228: Graphic Narratives Comic Books
  • EN 229: Literature in the Digital Age
  • EN 363: American Realism
  • EN 364: Remixes, Memes, and Mash-ups

Selected Publications

  • "On Unpublishing: Fugitive Materiality and the Future of the Anthropocene Book." Publishing as Artistic Practice. Eds. Annette Gilbert and Priscilla Posada. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2016.

  • “Lost in the Clouds: A Media Theory of the Flight Recorder.” The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities. Ed. Jentery Sayers. New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2016.

  • “The Aesthetics of Erasure.” Introduction and Special Issue Guest Editor for Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus of the College Art Association 11.1, Spring 2015. http://median.newmediacaucus.org/the_aesthetics_of_erasure/
  • “Bootleg Paratextuality and Digital Temporality: Towards an Alternate Present of the DVD.” Invited contribution to Narrative 21.1, January 2013. James Phelan Prize for the Best Contribution to Narrative, 2013.

  • “Lost in Transcription: Postwar Typewriting Culture, Andy Warhol’s Bad Book, and the Standardization of Error.” PMLA 125.1, January 2010. William Riley Parker Prize for an Outstanding Article Published in PMLA, 2010.