Grafton returned to the Tech Won’t Save Us podcast to discuss how social and environmental crises fuel nostalgia, how companies profit from it, and whether it can be reoriented to inspire a better future. Listen here.
Author: Grafton Tanner
Jacobin Reviews The Hours Have Lost Their Clock
“Nostalgia is in part a response to a pervasive sense of loss, a feeling that only stands to intensify as our living standards continue to decline and as the climate crisis accelerates. The Hours Have Lost Their Clock makes the case that people seeking out the warm embrace of nostalgia in the face of those challenges do not require a reality check but ‘a livable world…’ Nostalgia, Tanner argues, can be put to more positive use in the effort to build that world.” Read Paris Marx’s review for Jacobin here.
Grafton and Roisin Kiberd in Conversation
Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn hosted a virtual talk with Grafton and Roisin Kiberd, author of The Disconnect, on November 10th, 2021. Watch it here!
Grafton Featured on NPR’s Throughline
Grafton was a guest on NPR’s Throughline podcast, where he discussed the history of nostalgia and his own nostalgic feelings over the course of his life. Listen to “The Nostalgia Bone” here.
Grafton Tanner Chats with Jenny Odell to Celebrate the Release of The Hours Have Lost Their Clock
Check out the book launch for The Hours Have Lost Their Clock, featuring a conversation with Jenny Odell, bestselling author of How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. The talk was hosted by Community Bookstore in Brooklyn. Watch it here!
The Hours Have Lost Their Clock is Available Now!
Grafton’s latest book, The Hours Have Lost Their Clock: The Politics of Nostalgia, is out now! Purchase it from Repeater Books’ website or from your favorite independent bookstore.
Digital Void Interview
Grafton spoke with the Digital Void podcast about his book, The Hours Have Lost Their Clock: The Politics of Nostalgia, and shared how we can be more mindful of this often-weaponized emotion. Take a listen here.
Martin Scorsese Was Wrong About Marvel Films… They’re Infinite Games
Grafton collaborated with Gutterspace, the London-based video production company, for a short film on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, QAnon, and the gamification of society. Watch the video here.
Grafton Tanner Presents “The Hours Have Lost Their Clock,” with Jenny Odell
Join Grafton Tanner and Jenny Odell for a virtual discussion on how nostalgia shapes our politics in an era knocked out of time, celebrating the launch of The Hours Have Lost Their Clock. The conversation starts at 7:30pm ET on October 13. Hosted by Community Bookstore – register here.
Grafton on Hermitix Podcast
Grafton was a guest on Hermitix Podcast, discussing his forthcoming book The Hours Have Lost Their Clock: The Politics of Nostalgia, alongside discussions of exit, agency, the cabin myth, and more. Listen here.