Writing.

Monographs and Edited Volumes

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The Cosmetic Gaze: Body Modification and the Construction of Beauty, MIT Press: 2012 (buy)

Cosmetic Surgery: Medicine, Culture, Beauty, Living Books About Life, 2011. (e-book)

Die Arbeit am eigenen Körper — together with Martina Pippal, Picus: 2009
Getting Under the Skin: Body and Media Theory, MIT Press: 2006

Reality Made Over: A Special Issue of Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology, Volume 15, Number 1, Winter 2007 (link)

Reality Made Over: A Special Issue of Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology, Volume 15, Number 2, Winter 2007 (link)

Getting Under the Skin: Body and Media Theory, MIT Press: 2006 (buy)

Die Darstellung von Aids in den Medien: semio-linguistische Interpretation und Analyse— the Representation of AIDS in the European Media, University of Vienna Press: 1998


Recent Articles & Anthology Entries

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“The Good and the Bad Breast: Cosmetic Surgery and Breast Cancer” in: Living and Dying in the Contemporary World, eds. Veena Das and Clara Han Seeing, University of California Press: 2015. (buy)

“Believing, Suffering: the Body as Medium in Religion and Contemporary Media Practice” in: Commun(cat)ing Bodies: Body as a Medium in Religious Symbol Systems, NOMOS: 2014.

“On Physiognomy, Reality Television, and the Cosmetic Gaze,” together with Nora Ruck, accepted to Body & Society, 2011.

“Italien als zona grigia. Der italienische Film des neuen Millenniums zeigt ein Land im Ausnahmezustand.” in: Journal Maske & Kothurn, special issue “Das italienische Kino im neuen Millennium,” ed. Birgit Wagner and Daniel Winkler, 2010.

“Body” entry in: Critical Terms for Media Studies, eds. Mark Hansen and W.J.T. Mitchell, University of Chicago Press: 2009. (buy)

“The Embodied Film: Austrian Contributions to Experimental Cinema;” in: After the Avant-garde: Engagements with Contemporary Austrian and German Experimental Film, ed. Randall Halle/Reinhild Steingröver; Camden House: 2009. (buy)

“Machinic Suture: Technologies of Beautification,” in: Throughout: Art and Culture Emerging with Ubiquitous Computing, ed. Ulrik Ekman, MIT Press: 2012. (buy)


Recent Book Chapters

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“Cosmetic Surgery” and “Botox” entries in: The American Beauty Industry, ed. Julie Willett, Greenwood Press, 2010. (buy)

Der kosmetische Blick: zur Geschichte und Theorie der Körpermodifikation von Platon bis Michael Jackson,” in: Vom Zauber des Schönen: Reiz, Begehren und Zerstörung, ed. Konrad Paul Liessman, Zsolnay: 2010.

“The Medium is the Body,” in: IntermedialitiesPhilosophy / Arts / Politics, Ed. Henk Oosterling and Ewa Plonowska Ziarek, Lexington Books: 2010. (buy)

“Making Room for the Body: From Fragmentation to Mediation,” in re: skin. Eds. Austin Booth/Mary Flanagan; MIT Press: 2006. (buy)