Faculty | Ted Striphas
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of
Communication and Culture
Adjunct Faculty, Department of American Studies; Program in Cultural Studies
- The Late Age of Print (a blog based on Striphas' book)
- Differences & Repetitions (a blog about media, philosophy, and the politics of culture)
- Differences & Repetitions Wiki (an open project site dedicated to Striphas' writings-in-progress)
- Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2002
Ted Striphas is a leading scholar in the fields of communication and cultural studies, whose research focuses on the history of media and popular culture. His award-winning book, The Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture From Consumerism to Control (Columbia University Press, 2009), examines the book industry's ongoing role in the shaping of both US and global consumer cultures. It includes chapters on e-books, big-box bookstores, Amazon.com, Oprah's Book Club, and the Harry Potter Book series.
Striphas teaches graduate courses on the history and politics of mass culture; media theory (including theories of everyday life and the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari); and cultural studies. At the undergraduate level he teaches courses on media history, theory, and criticism.
Courses Recently Taught
- CMCL C626: Introduction to Cultural Studies (taught jointly with CULS C601)
- CMCL C792: Cultural Studies and Everyday Life
- CMCL C552: The Social Matrix of Mass Culture
- CMCL C420: Media History, From Orality to the Internet
- CMCL C334: The Cultures of Books and Reading
- CMCL C190: Introduction to Media
- The Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture From Consumerism to Control (Columbia University Press, 2009; Korean translation, 2011). [A free (yes, really!) PDF of the book can be downloaded from The Late Age of Print site]
- "Performing Scholarly Communication," Text and Performance Quarterly 32(1) (January 2012). [In press; an earlier version, including readers' comments, is available on The Differences & Repetitions
- "The Abuses of Literacy: Amazon Kindle and the Right to Read." Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 7(3) (September 2010): 297-317. [An truncated and earlier version, including readers' comments, is available on The Differences & Repetitions Wiki]
- "Acknowledged Goods: Cultural Studies and the Politics of Academic Journal Publishing." Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 7(1) (March 2010): 3-25. [Lead article; an earlier version, including readers' comments, is available on The Differences & Repetitions Wiki]
- "Harry Potter and the Simulacrum: Contested Copies in an Age of Intellectual Property." Critical Studies in Media Communication 26(4) (October 2009). [Lead article]
- "Banality, Book Publishing, and the Everday Life of Cultural Studies." The International Journal of Cultural Studies 5 (November 2002): 438-460.
- "Disowning Commodities: (E)books, Capitalism, and the Law." Television and New Media. Under review.
- "Freedom of Expression." Cultural Studies 16 (2002): 485-487.
- "The Unbearable Lightness of Being Communist, or, a Critical Dialogue with Empire." The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies 23 (2001): 247-270.
Selected Honors and Awards
- Book Review Editor, Cultural Studies, 2011-
- Fellow (Non-residential), Institute for the Digital Humanities, University of Denver Media Studies Program, 2011-2012.
- Book of the Year Award for The Late Age of Print, Critical Cultural Studies Division, National Communication Association, 2010.
- Young Scholar-Leader Award, Critical Cultural Studies Division, National Communication Association, 2009
- Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, Indiana University, 2008