Noise Channels


Deja Vu


Handbuch Sprache Kultur Kommunikation


Medium Cool





Edited Books

2. with L. Jäger, W. Holly, S. Weber, S. Heekeren: Handbuch Sprache Kultur Kommunikation. De Gruyter 2016 (HSK Handbook Language Culture Communication), 977 pages; reviewed in: Romanische Forschungen 131 (2019), Muttersprache 127:3 (2017)

1. with A. McNamara: Medium Cool, Duke University Press 2002: South Atlantic Quarterly 101:3 (296 pages); reviewed in: Image and Narrative no 6 (April 2003)

Single-authored Books

2. Noise Channels: Glitch and Error in Digital Culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 2011 (Electronic Mediations series vol. 37), 216 pages; reviewed in: (2012), Neural.It (June 2012), Westminster Papers 9:1 (Oct 2012), Millennium Film Journal 56 (fall 2012), Literary and Linguistic Computing (Feb 2013), Information Culture and Society 16:8 (2013), The Information Society 30:1 (2014), Computational Culture 5 (2016), Spheres#2 (2019)

1. Déjà Vu: Aberrations of Cultural Memory. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 2004 (Electronic Mediations series vol. 12), 296 pages; reviewed in: Criticism (46:3, 2004), Afterimage (Nov-Dec 2004), Cultural Critique 61 (2005), Colloquy (no 9, May 2005), Janushead (vol 8 no 1, 2005)

Journal Articles, peer-reviewed

22. "Menwith Hill" Oxford Literary Review vol 42 no 2 (December 2020, special issue on the centenary of Freud's essay on The Uncanny), forthcoming

21. "Beyond Schlock on Screen: Teaching the History of Cryptology Through Media Representations of Secret Communications" Proceeedings of HistoCrypt 2019, Linköping University Press 2019 (NEALT), 79-85

  -   Expanded Portuguese translation: "Comunicação secreta e história da criptologia: um desafio para as Humanidades Digitais" Revista Digital de Tecnologia Cognitivas 21 (2020)

20. "Adoption of Open Educational Resources in California Colleges and Universities" Ruth A Guthrie, Katherine D Harris, Peter Krapp. International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies 9:3 (2018), 241-257 (download a PDF)

19. "What does literary knowledge look like?" Monatshefte 109:4 (winter 2017), 616-626

18. "Zufall und Unfall: über Glitch als Kunst" Retro: Computer Spiele Kultur 34 (spring 2015), 14-17 (download a PDF)

17. "Reading for the Noise" Journal of Visual Culture 13:1 (April 2014), special issue on McLuhan, 64-66 (download a PDF)

16. "Alles so schön mobil" Sprache und Literatur 44:1 (2014), special issue on "apps", ed Natalie Binczek (on mobile apps and advertising), 84-90

15. "On Collegiality: Kittler Models Derrida" Thesis Eleven 107:1 (November 2011, special issue on the work of German media theorist Friedrich A. Kittler), 21-32 (download a PDF)

14. "The Real Class War" (co-authored with Catherine Liu) Western Humanities Review (fall 2011), 5-17 (download a PDF)

13. "Antarctica: Polar Media" Information, Communication, and Society 11:6 (September 2008), 831-845 (download a PDF)

12. "Über Spiele und Gesten: Machinima und das Anhalten der Bewegung" Paragrana. Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie 17:1 (2008), 296-315 (on animation made with games; see ch 14) (download a PDF)

11. "This is Nowhere: Filmlandschaft mit Wohnmobil" Augen-Blick: Hefte zur Medienwissenschaft 37 (Dezember 2005: Blicke auf Landschaften), 88-105 (on the cinematic history of mobile homes; see ch 18) (download a PDF)

10. "Terror and Play: Or, what was Hacktivism?" Grey Room 21 (fall 2005), 70-93 (see ch 12) (download a PDF)

9. "Amnesty: Between an Ethics of Forgiveness and the Politics of Forgetting," German Law Journal vol 6 no 1 (2005), 185-195 (see ch 11) (download a PDF)

8. "Introduction" (with Andrew McNamara), Medium Cool, South Atlantic Quarterly 101:3 (2002), 441-448 (download a PDF)

7. "Unforgiven: Fausse Reconnaissance" Medium Cool, South Atlantic Quarterly 101:3 (2002), 589-607 (download a PDF)

6. "Society of the Skeptical" Afterimage 28:1 (2000), 3

5. "'Screen Memory': Hypertext und Deckerinnerung", Deutsche Vierteljahresschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte 72 (Sonderheft 1), Stuttgart: Metzler 1998, 279-296.

4. "Derrida Online" Oxford Literary Review 18 (1996), 159-173

3. "- pity space doesn't have ears..." Lusitania: Being On-Line. Net Subjectivity ed. A Sondheim (1996), 14-15

2. "Bugging the Net" American Book Review 17.2 (Chicago 1996): 7

1. "Merlins Modem" ARTIC Nr 4 (Bonn 1994): 34-36

Book chapters, peer-reviewed

31. "Déjà vu" Handbuch Sozialwissenschaftliche Gedächtnisforschung Berlin: Springer 2020, forthcoming

30. "The Error at the End of the Internet" in Maria Korolkova and Tim Barker, eds Miscommunications London: Bloomsbury 2020, in press

29. "Realism: Civilization" How to Play Videogames eds. N Hunteman & M Payne. NYU Press 2019, 44-51 (download a PDF)

28. "Paper Slips: The Long Reign of the Card Index" The Routledge Companion to Media Technology and Obsolescence (SCMS Best Edited Collection 2020), ed. Mark Wolf. London: Routledge 2018, 1-13 (download a PDF)

27. "Fall Guys. Thoughts and Experiments" The Supposium: thought experiments & poethical play in difficult times ed. J Retallack. New York: Litmus 2018, 18-22 (download a PDF)

26. "Einleitung" (with L Jäger, W Holly, S Weber, S Heekeren) Handbuch Sprache Kultur Kommunikation eds. L Jäger, W Holly, P Krapp, SM Weber, S Heekeren. Berlin: De Gruyter 2016, 1-5

25. "Kulturwissenschaft und Cultural Studies" Handbuch Sprache Kultur Kommunikation eds. L Jäger, W Holly, P Krapp, SM Weber, S Heekeren. Berlin: De Gruyter 2016, 139-150

24. "Jacques Derrida" International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy eds Jefferson Pooley and Klaus Bruhn Jensen. New York: Wiley-Blackwell 2016, 206-211 (download a PDF)

23. "À propos des think tanks dans l'enseignement supérieur," Imaginaires du néolibéralisme eds. François Cusset, Veronique Rauline, Paris: La Dispute 2016, 235-250 (download a PDF)

22. "Let it Bleep, Keep it Sample: Wie klingt Retrogaming?" Retrogames und Retro-Gaming eds Ann-Marie Letourneur, Michael Mosel, Tim Raupach. Glückstadt: VWH 2015, 231-244 (download a PDF)

21. "Game Glitch" Debugging Game History ed Henry Lowood & Raiford Guins. MIT Press 2015, 314-326 (download a PDF)

20. "Control" Debugging Game History ed Henry Lowood & Raiford Guins. MIT Press 2015, 112-122 (download a PDF)

19. "The Invisible Axis: From Polar Media to Planetary Networks" Sustainable Media eds Janet Walker & Nicole Starosielski. Routledge 2015, 264-279 (download a PDF)

18. "Nomads of the Technical Sublime" Traffic eds. Christoph Neubert and Marion Näser-Lather, Amsterdam: Brill 2015, 205-219 (updated, expanded, and translated version of journal article 11) (download a PDF)

17. "Zwischen Wahn und Weisheit der Massen: Computerspiele und die Ökonomie der Zerstreuung" Soziale Medien - Neue Massen. Medienwissenschaftliche Symposien der DFG eds. I Baxmann, T Beyes, C Pias. Zurich: Diaphanes 2014, 63-88 (download a PDF)

& English version: "Between the Madness and Wisdom of Crowds: Computer Games and the Distraction Economy," Social Media - New Masses University of Chicago Press 2016, 307-328

16. "Violence" The Routledge Companion to Video Game Studies eds Bernard Perron & Mark Wolf. New York: Routledge 2013, 345-352 (download a PDF)

15. "Ecotopia: Polar Media"Far Field: Digital Culture, Climate Change and the Poles eds Jane D. Marsching & Andrea Polli. New York: Intellect 2011, 145-163 (download a PDF)

14. "Machinima: of Games and Gestures" The Machinima Reader eds Michael Nitsche & Henry Lowood, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press 2011, 159-174 (translated update of journal article 12) (download a PDF)

13. "Gaming the Glitch: Room for Error" Error: Glitch, Noise, and Jam in New Media Cultures ed Mark Nunes. New York: Continuum 2010, 113-132

12. "Digital Korrekt" Abwehr: Modelle, Strategien, Medien ed Claus Pias. Bielefeld: transcript 2009, 73-89 (German essay on tactical media; updated and translated version of journal article 10) (download a PDF)

11. "Between Forgiveness and Forgetting" Derrida and Legal Philosophy eds P. Goodrich, F. Hoffman, M. Rosenfeld, C. Vismann. NY: Palgrave Macmillan 2008, 165-176 (updated version of journal article 9; reviewed in Modern Law Review 74(2), 2011, 306-321) (download a PDF)

10. "Derrida im Archiv," Mnema - Derrida zum Andenken ed Hans-Joachim Lenger, Georg Christoph Tholen. Bielefeld: transcripte 2007, 221-31 (German chapter on Derrida's archive) (download a PDF)

9. "Zur Kulturgeschichte des Déjà Vu" Déjà Vu: Der Augenblick der Nachträglichkeit in der zeitgenössischen Kunst Vienna: Galerie Belvedere 2006, 82-93 (German catalogue essay on déjà vu) (download a PDF)

8. "Hypertext avant la lettre" New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader eds Wendy Chun & Thomas Keenan. London/New York: Routledge 2007, 357-371 (download a PDF)

7. "Vorgeschichte der Gedächtnisstörung. Eine Wiederholung" Signale der Störung eds. Erhard Schüttpelz & Albert Kümmel. Munich: Fink 2003, 357-367 (German essay on déjà vu)

6. "Die Kunst des Unmöglichen: Interesse, Aktualität, Differenz" Theorie-Politik eds. Marcus Hahn et al. Tübingen: Gunter Narr 2002, 151-170 (German essay on the politics of theory in the humanities)

5. "Wer zitiert sich selbst? Notizen zum Suizitat" Anführen - Vorführen - Aufführen. Das Zitat in Literatur und Theorie eds. Nils Plath & Volker Pantenburg. Bielefeld: Aisthesis 2002, 105-128 (German essay on citation practices in the humanities)

4. "Andy's Wedding: Reading Warhol" Sensual Reading: Approaches to Reading in Its Relation to the Senses eds Ian MacLachlan, Michael Syrotinski. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press 2001, 295-310

3. "Screening the Secret" Religion: Derrida / Vattimo ed. Ludwig Nagl. New York: P. Lang 2001, 43-68

2. "Auf die Zunge beißen. Zur kannibalischen Kommunikation" Verschlungene Grenzen. Anthropophagie in Literatur und Kulturwissenschaften eds. Annette Keck, Inka Kording, Anja Prochaska. Tübingen: Gunter Narr 1999, 345-358 (German essay on 'cannibal' communication)

1. "Der Parasit des Parasiten" Eingriffe im Zeitalter der Medien: Zur Politik des Anderen ed. Hans Peter Jäck. Bornheim / Rostock: HFV 1995, 43-53 (German essay on media theory)

Other single-authored publications

32. Review of Jeffrey Champlin & Antje Pfannkuchen eds., The Technological Introject: Friedrich Kittler between Implementation and the Incalculable (Fordham University Press 2018), Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 56:1 (February 2020), 77-79

31. Review of Carlos Spoerhase, Das Format der Literatur. Praktiken materieller Textualität zwischen 1740 und 1830. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2018. Monatshefte 111:3 (fall 2019), 450-452

30. Review of Stephen Kennedy, Future Sounds: The Temporality of Noise (Bloomsbury 2018) Technology and Culture 60:3 (July 2019), 926-927

29. "Erro e ruido na tecnocultura contemporanea: entrevista com Peter Krapp", Galaxia 39 (Dec 2018)

& English version in Spheres: Journal for Digital Cultures 2 (2019)

28. Review of Barbara Cassin Google Me: One-Click Democracy (Fordham University Press, 2017), French Studies 72.3 (July 2018), 470-471

27. "Net Neutrality vote will require users to 'pay to play'" Los Angeles Times December 19, 2017

26. Review of Ragnhild Brøvig-Hanssen and Anne Danielsen, Digital Signatures: The Impact of Digitization on Popular Music Sound (Cambridge: MIT Press) Technology and Culture 58 (October 2017), 1110-1111

25. "The most reliable source of piracy: the Hollywood PR machine" The Reel: Scroll.In (Feb 19, 2016)

translated into German as "Hollywoods Piraterie-Problem" Netzpiloten (Feb 23, 2016)

24. "Dissonant Discourses" - Review of Stephen Kennedy, Chaos Media (Bloomsbury 2015) and of Eleni Ikoniadou, The Rhythmic Event (MIT Press 2014), Sound Studies vol 2 no 1 (2016), 84-86

23. Review of M Polzer & P Vanscheidt eds, Fontes Litterarum: Typographische Gestaltung und literarischer Ausdruck (Zurich: Olms 2014) Monatshefte 108:3 (fall 2016), 402-404

22. "Is there a teaching moment in the hack?" UC Office of the President (August 2015)

21. "Penn State hack exposes theft risk of student personal data" The Conversation (May 2015)

20. "Bringing Dead Actors to Life" Newsweek (April 18, 2015)

19. "The High Cost of Free Content: Games and Advertising" Flow Media Journal 17:11 (May 2013)

18. "MMO Models: Crowd-Sourcing Economedia" Flow Media Journal 17:7 (March 3, 2013)

17. "Ranks and Files: On Metacritic and Gamerankings" Flow Media Journal 17:4 (December 18, 2012)

16. "Charging varying tuition would threaten UC's character" Los Angeles Times (May 11, 2011)

15. Review of Jochen Mecke ed., Medien der Literatur: Vom Almanach zur Hyperfiktion (Bielefeld: transcript 2011) Monatshefte 104:1 (2012), 108-110

14. Review of Axel Volmar ed., Zeitkritische Medien (Berlin: Kadmos 2009) Monatshefte 103:2 (2011), 332-333

13. Review of Richard T. Gray, Money Matters: Economics and the German Cultural Imagination, 1770-1850 (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008), Monatshefte 103:1 (2011), 312-313

12. Review of Florian Hartling, Der digitale Autor: Autorschaft im Zeitalter des Internets (Bielefeld: transcript Verlag 2010) Monatshefte 102.2 (2010): 231-232

11. Review of Hyun-Joo Yoo, Text-Hypertext-Hypermedia (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2007) Monatshefte 101:3 (fall 2009), 150-152

10. Review of Jan Mieszkowski, Labors of Imagination (Fordham University Press 2007) Monatshefte 100:3 (2008), 423-425

9. "Déjà Vu, Again: Interview" antiTHESIS vol 17 (2007, special issue on déjà vu), 115-125

8. "Bibliography", Jacques Derrida Learning to Live Finally: The Last Interview (NY: Melville 2007), 67-96

7. "Notes on Polar Media" Octopus vol 2 (2006), 11-20

6. "YouTube: Expert's Guide" Interface (Calit2 2006) 2:1, 17

5. Review of Rüdiger Campe,Spiel der Wahrscheinlichkeit: Literatur und Berechnung zwischen Pascal und Kleist (Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag 2002), Monatshefte 97:3 (2005), 231-233

4. Review of Helmut Schanze ed., Handbuch der Mediengeschichte (Stuttgart: Kröner 2001) Monatshefte 96.4 (2004), 590-592

3. Review of Rosemary Coombe, Cultural Life of Intellectual Property (Durham: Duke UP 1998) Cultural Critique 58 (2004), 198-201

2. "Monster im Archiv: Neue Medien" Frankfurter Rundschau (January 9, 1996): 10

1. "Kulturwissenschaften an der Börse" Frankfurter Rundschau (November 26, 1995): 10


14. Markus Krajewski, Paper Machines. About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929 Cambridge: MIT Press 2011

13. Laurence Rickels, "Dem Schleier Gleich," in Albert Kümmel, ed. Äther. Ein Medium der Moderne Bielefeld: transcript 2008, 255-272

12. Claus Pias, "Hollerith Feathered Crystal - Art, Science, and Computing in the Age of Cybernetics," Grey Room 29 (fall 2007), 110-134

11. Friedrich Kittler, "Cold War Networks" New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader eds. Wendy Chun & Thomas Keenan. New York: Routledge 2006, 181-186

10/ Friedrich Kittler, "Science as Open Source" New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader ed. Chun & Keenan. NY: Routledge 2006, 174-180

9. Wolfgang Hagen, "The Style of Sources: On the History of Programming Languages" New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader ed. W Chun & T Keenan. Routledge 2006, 157-176

8. Rolf Tiedemann, "Kafka Studies, Culture Industry and the Concept of Shame: Improper Thoughts between Moral Philosophy and the Philosophy of History" Cultural Critique 60 (2005), 245-258

7. Georg Stanitzek, "Fama/Chain of Muses. Two Classic Problems of Literary Studies with 'the Media'" Medium Cool (South Atlantic Quarterly 101:3, 2002), 173-186

6. Wolfgang Ernst, "Between Real Time and Storage on Demand: The Future Perfect of TV" Medium Cool ()South Atlantic Quarterly 101:3, 2002), 187-200

5 GC Tholen, "A Metaphorology of Media" Medium Cool ()South Atlantic Quarterly 101:3, 2002), 221-234

4. Jacques Derrida, "Intellectual Courage" Culture Machine 2 (2000)

3.Laurence Rickels, "Musikphantome" Die Kindheit Überleben. Festschrift für Ursula Mahlendorf ed. Laurence Rickels. Tübingen: Gunter Narr 1999, 121-128

2. Jacques Derrida, "Die Signatur Aushöhlen: eine Theorie des Parasiten" Eingriffe im Zeitalter der Medien: Zur Politik des Anderen ed. H. P. Jäck, Bornheim / Rostock: HFV 1995, 29-42

1. Samuel Weber, "Die Objektivität und ihr Anderes" Eingriffe im Zeitalter der Medien: Zur Politik des Anderen ed Hans Peter Jäck, Bornheim / Rostock: HFV 1995, 145-160

Conference proceedings

3. With Ann Bermingham, Catherine Cole, et al. "The Uses of the Public University in 2050: Faculty Charrette" (Feb 2012)

2. With Walt Scacchi, Magda El Zarki, et al. "The Future of Research and Challenges in Computer Games and Virtual World Environments" (NSF grant #1041918)

1. "Cold Culture: Polar Media and the Nazi Occult", Proceedings of the DAC09 After Media - Embodiment and Context (Irvine 2009)

Commissioned Reports for the Divisional Academic Senate (UCI)

3. Report of the Special Committee to Review the Academic Program Review Process, 2005-2013 (May 2014)

2. Confidential Report on the 2nd Year of the Negotiated Salary Trial Program (June 2014)

1. Report of the Special Committee for the Review of the Dean's Review and Dean's Search Process 2008-2014 (June 17, 2014)

Commissioned Reports for the UC systemwide Academic Senate (UC Office of the President)

9. OER Adoption Study: Using Open Educational Resources in the College Classroom (April 2016)

8. University Committee on Planning and Budget 2010 Annual Report

7. The UC Faculty Salary Gap and Restoring UC Competitiveness (August 11, 2011)

6. Report on UC's Indirect Cost Recovery Practices (UCPB and UCORP, April 2, 2011)

5. Criteria for Professional Degree Fee Proposals, May 2010

4. The Choices Report (53p, March 2010), submitted to UC President Yudof, UC Provost Pitts, the UC Regents, the system-wide UC Academic Senate, the ten UC Chancellors, and all members and work groups of the UC Commission on the Future

3. Campus budgets and "rebenching" concepts (July 27, 2010)

2. Metrics for the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (April 6, 2010)

1. Final PDPE Committee Report and Recommendations, Task Force on Planning for Doctoral and Professional Education (December 2009)

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