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Conversations On The Future of Film / John Durham Peters: Joseph Smith’s Discourse Networks

  • Linsly-Chittenden Hall 63 High St. New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)

John Peters works in media and cultural history, communication and social theory, and understanding communication in its broad historical, legal, philosophical, religious, and technological context. He teaches large lecture undergraduate classes such as Core Concepts in Communication Studies and Media and Society, and smaller undergraduate courses such as Case Studies in Transnational Media. At the graduate level, he teaches seminars on critical theory, the history of mass communication theory, media and modernity, pragmatism, the public sphere, and transnational media.

He is the author of The Marvelous Clouds: Toward a Philosophy of Elemental Media (2015);  Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and the Liberal Tradition (2005); and Speaking into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication (1999) all from University of Chicago Press.