Author: anna-mccarthy

Anna McCarthy, professor of cinema studies at New York University, is the author of Ambient Television (2001) and The Citizen Machine (2010). She coedited the anthology MediaSpace (2004) and for eight years was a coeditor of Social Text. She is the journal’s current web editor. Her research at present concerns relations between broadcasting and theocracy in twentieth century Ireland.

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In Conversation with Ali Bader

Anna McCarthy

The following is an edited transcript of an e-mail interview between Iraqi fiction writer and essayist Ali Bader and Social Text Online editor Anna McCarthy. Bader’s story “The Corporal” appears in Iraq+100: Stories from a Century after the Invasion, a […]

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Songs for Our Times

Anna McCarthy

We asked Gus Stadler to recommend some Woody Guthrie songs. He did not fail us. ALL YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE THE JOLLY BANKER THIS LAND IS OUR LAND (with private property verse) BETTER WORLD A-COMIN’ https://youtube.com/watch?v=aQLzZ1zlkGo

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From the Web Editor

Anna McCarthy

Nine days after Donald Trump is elected president of the United States, Social Text Online is relaunched. The timing couldn’t be better. Or worse. What to say in times like these, and so soon? Or even, how to phrase the […]

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The Sixties in a Cube

Anna McCarthy

We love our little objects. Perhaps you are reading this on yours, pinching and stroking the screen to enlarge the text. These physical interactions with the things themselves, with the actual media of media, are part of the history of […]

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A certain laxness surrounding nationalist outdoor decor

Anna McCarthy

If you happened to have been driving around the Republic of Ireland in the days after the country’s elimination from soccer’s European Championship you would have noted an unusual level of nationalism on display. From stone houses in rural Kerry, […]

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