R. John Wiliams

Special guest

John is an Associate Professor of English at Yale University. His academic work so far has focused on international histories of technological/media innovation and the perceived difference of racial and cultural otherness. His recently published book, The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and The Meeting of East and West (Yale University Press, 2014), examines the role of technological discourse in representations of Asian/American aesthetics in late-nineteenth and twentieth century film and literature. The book won the 2015 Harry Levin Prize from the American Comparative Literature Association.

John is also a member of the band Faded Paper Figures.

R. John Wiliams has been a guest on 2 episodes.