Julia Panko

Julia Panko
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

14N-213
panko@mit.edu
617-253-3581

Julia Panko researches the intersections between literature and media. She is currently working on her first book, which studies the links between the emergence of new information storage media in the early twentieth and twenty-first centuries and experimentation in the print novel during these periods. Her teaching interests include twentieth-century British and Irish literature, the theory and history of media, experimental writing, contemporary fiction, and the social impact of digital technology. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she was a University of California Graduate Fellow in the Humanities. She also received a Master’s degree in Irish literature from Trinity College, Dublin. Her more productive hobbies include knitting and weaving; her less productive hobbies include watching British quiz shows and soccer matches.

Twentieth-century British and Anglophone literature; media theory; modernism; information culture; the novel; the history and future of the book.

Articles

“‘Memory Pressed Flat Into Text’: The Importance of Print in Steven Hall’s The Raw Shark Texts.” Contemporary Literature (Summer 2011): 264-297.

“Creating Socially Networked Knowledge through Interdisciplinary Collaboration.” Co-authored with Erik Chuk, Rama Hoetzlein, and David Kim. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education (Feb/Apr 2012): 93-108.

Books

Business Data Networks and Security, 10th edition. Co-authored with Raymond R. Panko. Pearson, 2014. (Co-author since 8th edition, 2010)

Subjects taught the current academic year:

 

Subjects taught in recent years:

21L.003 Reading Fiction (Spring 2014)

21L.715 Media in Cultural Context: Literature in the Digital Age (Fall 2013)