"Seeing the Present, Remembering the Past: Terror's Representation as an Exercise in Collective Memory." Television & New Media, 2017.

This article argues that media events can be fruitfully understood as an exercise in collective memory. It considers how coverage of the so-called war on terror draws from a deep memory of the Cold War. In drawing from that mnemonic scheme, terror’s current representation as an ideological war prosecuted patiently across time assures its seeming success even when its main media events underscore the war’s failure.

First published online March 20, 2017