Tom McEnaney

Spanish & Portuguese, Comparative Literature

Tom McEnaneyTom McEnaney received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (Spanish, French, and English) from UC Berkeley. His research interests include the history of media and technology, Argentine, Cuban, and U.S. literature, sound studies, linguistic anthropology, computational (digital) humanities and new media studies. His articles have appeared in Cultural Critique, La Habana Elegante, Representations, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Sound Studies, Sounding Out!,and Variaciones Borges. He has co-edited a special issue of Representations (Winter 2017) on the subject of literature and linguistic anthropology, and a series on radio cultures in the Caribbean and Latin America for the online journal Sounding Out! His book, Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas (FlashPoints at Northwestern University Press, 2017) investigates the co-evolution of radio and the novel in Argentina, Cuba, and the United States. The book charts the rise and fall of populism and state socialism, and how authors in these countries began to re-conceive novel writing as an act of listening in order to shape the creation and understanding of the vox populi.