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Tom McEnany Publishes Acoustic Property

24 May, 2017

Tom McEnany Publishes Acoustic Property

Tom McEnany, BCNM graduate, published Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas with the Northwestern University Press!

The book explores the prehistory of wireless culture. It examines both the coevolution of radio and the novel in Argentina, Cuba, and the United States from the early 1930s to the late 1960s, and the various populist political climates in which the emerging medium of radio became the chosen means to produce the voice of the people. From the doldrums of the Great Depression to the tumult of the Cuban Revolution, Acoustic Properties illuminates how novelists in the radio age converted writing into a practice of listening, transforming realism as they struggled to channel and shape popular power.

McEnany is now an assistant professor of comparative literature at Cornell University.

Read more about the book and register to pre-order here.