John Roberts
Communication & Society RAP • Media Studies

 Buckingham Hall S120

John Roberts is an instructor in CMCI's CommRAP program, where he teaches courses in media studies. His research explores the relationship between aesthetics and the production of knowledge in contemporary media and is grounded in aesthetic theory, critical theory and close formal analysis of media objects. Currently, he is working on a book manuscript that analyzes the 'conspiracy wall'—a popular visual trope in which investigation is depicted by collages of images and text connected by string. He has published on labor, digitality, and narrative construction in found-footage horror in InVisible Culture, game-playing and cinematic narration in the Hitchcock Annual, and on figurality and conspiracy theory in Plots, a forthcoming Routledge collection on literary form and conspiracy theory.