This is an occasional blog – a space to play with ideas for a book I’m planning about trolls. The idea is to offer a broader cultural context for ‘trolls’ and their activities and even a defence of the need for resistant, awkward and even unpleasant forces in society.
I’m William Merrin. I’m currently an Associate Professor in media studies at Swansea University. I’m the author of Baudrillard and the Media: A Critical Introduction (Polity, 2005) and Media Studies 2.0 (Routledge, 2014) and I’m currently working on Media Ecology/Archaeology with Prof. Andrew Hoskins for Routledge. My email is W.Merrin@Swansea.ac.uk