Richard Dienst

Richard Dienst is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Dienst is the author of Still Life in Real Time: Theory After Television (Duke University Press, 1994),The Bonds of Debt: Borrowing Against the Common Good (Verso Books, 2011), and co-editor (with Henry Schwarz) of Reading the Shape of the World: Toward an International Cultural Studies (Westview Press, 1996).

He has published a series of essays on contemporary theory, visual media, Bertolt Brecht, and Jean-Luc Godard in print and online journals (including Historical Materialism and the Journal of Visual Culture) and in anthologies (including New Media/Old Media [ed. Chun and Keenan, Routledge 2006]).

His current book project, Remains to be Seen, will present a series of theoretical lessons about visual media, aimed at new practices of image-making and cultural activism.

He writes two blogs: http://bondsofdebt.wordpress.com/ and http://thinkingthroughimages.wordpress.com/.

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