Interview about Topographical Imagination

Dean Casale interviews me in the latest issue of Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures. Edited by Nancy Duxbury and Craig Saper, Hyperrhiz 12 (Summer 2015) is a special issue on Mapping Culture Multimodally.

Hyperrhiz describes itself as a “peer-reviewed online journal specializing in new media criticism and net art. Hyperrhiz is published twice-yearly in conjunction with our parent journal Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge. We welcome submissions of net art, new media scholarship and criticism, and reviews of media-related books or blogs.”

I am grateful for the opportunity to discuss my book The Topographical Imagination of Jameson, Baudrillard, and Foucault with Dean Casale, who asks insightful questions. I think Dean’s questions get at the gist of the argument pretty well.

You can read the interview here: Hyperrhiz.


Michael James Rizza has an MA in creative writing from Temple University in Philadelphia and a PhD in American Literature from the University of South Carolina. He has published academic articles on Don DeLillo, Milan Kundera, Harold Frederic, and Adrienne Rich. His award winning novel Cartilage and Skin was published by Starcherone Books in November 2013. His short fiction has appeared in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Switchback, and Curbside Splendor. He has won various awards for his writing, including a fellowship from the New Jersey Council on the Arts and the Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction. His scholarly monograph entitled The Topographical Imagination of Jameson, Baudrillard, Foucault, is forthcoming with Davies Group, Publishers. He is currently at work on a funny, fast paced, literary novel called Domestic Men’s Fiction. He teaches at Kean University. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Robin and their son Wilder, who was named after a character in DeLillo’s White Noise.

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