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Media Before 1800

Under the co-direction of Daniel Kline (University of Alaska Anchorage), Fiona Somerset (University of Connecticut), and Stephen Yeager (Concordia University), Media Before 1800 will bring cutting-edge discoveries from the disciplines of manuscript and early-print studies into conversation with the interrelated disciplines of media archaeology, infrastructure studies, and media ecology. The “1800” of this series title comes from Friedrich Kittler, whose description of the 1800 discourse network continues to influence the dominant periodizations of media history. Books in the Media Before 1800 series will examine media from the medieval and early-modern periods to make challenging and politically efficacious claims that engage with the discourses of critical theory, cultural studies, media history, and media archaeology. In particular, they will complicate the established narratives and counter-narratives of periodization, to look for alternative configurations of the relation between past and present. The first book will be published in 2019. Those interested in submitting to the series should contact:,, and

Series Advisory Board

Alexandra Gillespie, University of Toronto
Seth Lerer, University of California at San Diego
Jussi Parikka, Winchester School of Art
Paul Yachnin, McGill University


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