I write on philosophy, language, culture, and other things. My work has appeared in the New York Times, Aeon, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other places. You can find a selection of pieces below. Harvard University Press published my book, The Fall of Language, in 2019. For more about my academic work, see my academia.edu page.
The feuilleton section became a battleground over the meaning of modernity. The controversy it generated prefigured present-day concerns about the deterioration of attention and the media’s role in shaping—or, as Walter Benjamin suggested, generating—public opinion.