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Prof. Jennifer Adams Contributes Chapter to Residual Media

March 8, 2007

Residual Media Book.jpgMarch 8, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Jennifer L. Adams, assistant professor of communication and theatre at DePauw University, contributes a chapter to the new book, Residual Media. Edited by Charles R. Acland, the book has just been released by the University of Minnesota Press. Dr. Adams' contribution is titled, "Recovering a Trashed Communication Genre: Letters as Memory, Art, and Collectible."

The book, "Explores what happens when new media become old news," states a publisher's synopsis. "In a society that breathlessly awaits 'the new' in every medium, what happens to last year’s new? Ample critical energy has gone into the study of new media, genres, and communities. But what becomes of discarded media? In what manner do the products of technological change reappear as environmental problems, as 'the new' in another part of the world, as collectibles, as memories, and as art? Residual Media grapples with these questions and more in a wide-ranging and eclectic collection of essays."

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