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EXTENDED DEADLINE – Thinking through the digital in literature – 29 nov–1 dec, 2017

The research project REP+REC+digit – Representations and Reconfigurations of the Digital in Swe­dish Literature and Art 1950–2010 – and Linköping University, Sweden, invite scholars in media archaeology, digital culture, artistic practice, media history, electronic texts, comparative literature and adjacent fields to the conference THINKING THROUGH THE DIGITAL IN LITERATURE – REPRESENTATIONS+POETICS+SITES+PUBLICATIONS, to be held at Linköping University, Sweden, 29 November to 1 December, 2017.

REP+REC+DIGIT explores different aspects of how digital technology and digital culture have influenced aesthetic and literary expressions since 1950, including digital artifacts, the digi­tization as motif, post-digital aesthetics and digital epistemology.

The topics of this event are derived from the questions that have been asked and explored throughout the project. The conference subtitle suggests four aspects of these explorations: The actual representation in art and literature; Aesthetic forms and critical reflec­tions; The material sites for writing and reading texts; and New interfaces for dissemination. Thus, we especially invite presentations (20+10 min) and panels (3 x 15 + 15 mins) covering one or more of the following topics:

  • Media archaeological perspectives on literature, art and digital media
  • Digital epistemology
  • Digital works of art and electronic literature
  • Post-digital aesthetics and analogue nostalgia
  • Practise-based research in digital art and culture
  • Digital culture and premodern aesthetics
  • Algorithmic criticism and poetics
  • Interfaces of the Humanities – labs, platforms and open access

ABSTRACTS, NO LONGER THAN 300 WORDS, SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY 1 SEP, 2017. PROLONGED TO SEP 22nd!  

Papers should be submitted to the RepRecDigit 2017 Easy Chair Website

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Confirmed keynote speakers:

KENNETH GOLDSMITH (Department of English, University of Pennsylvania)

Kenneth Goldsmith is the author of numerous books of poetry, among them No.111.2.7.93–10.20.96 (1997), Fidget (2000), Day (2003), the trilogy The Weather (2005), Traffic (2007), and Sports (2008), and, most recently, Capital (2015). He has published two books of essays, Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age (2011), and Wasting Time on the Internet (2016), and has edited I’ll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews (2004) and co-edited Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing. Gold­smith teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and is, not least, founding editor of the online archive UbuWeb.

ELENA LAMBERTI (Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Bologna)

Elena Lamberti is a specialist of Modernist Literature, Cultural Memory, Literature and Media Ecology, and War Literature. She pursues an interdisciplinary methodology of research where literature stands at the core of inno­vative investigations of complex ecosystems. Her book Marshall McLuhan’s Mosaic. Probing the Literary Origins of Media Studies (2012) received the MEA Award 2016 (Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecolo­gy). She serves in a variety of editorial boards including Explorations in Media Ecology (EME); Journal of Mobile Media; and The International Journal of McLuhan Studies. She is affiliated to the Mobile Media Lab, Concordia University di Montreal.

We’re looking forward to meet you in Linköping in November!

REP+REC+DIGIT: Jonas Ingvarsson and Cecilia Lindhé, University of Gothenburg, Jakob Lien and Jesper Olsson, Linköping University

Contact and questions:

jesper.olsson@liu.se

 

 

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Omformateringar: det digitala i svensk litteratur och konst

Hur har det senaste halvseklets digitala teknologi bearbetats i de estetiska praktikerna i Sverige? Vilka avtryck har AI, kod och signaler, kretskort och skärmar, hårddiskar och databaser lämnat i litteratur och konst? Under en eftermiddag avsöker forskningsprojektet RepRecDigit (Representations and Reconfigurations of the Digital) tillsammans med författare och konstnärer denna terräng – från 1960-tal till idag – i en serie samtal, föreläsningar och verkpresentationer. Avslutningsvis följer mingel med dryck och tilltugg.

Medverkande: Jonas Ingvarsson, PC Jersild, Jakob Lien, Cecilia Lindhé, Jesper Olsson, Carl-Johan Rosén, Pär Thörn och Ulla Wiggen

Tid: Lördag den 12 november, kl. 13–16

Plats: Rönnells antikvariat, Birger Jarlsgatan 32 B, Stockholm

Arr. RepRecDigit & Rönnells antikvariat

Info: jesper.olsson@liu.se.

Evenemangsbild: Förutsättningar – Ulla Wiggen [1967]

I samarbete med RepRecDigit, Rönnells vänner, Studiefrämjandet, Stockholms stad, Kulturrådet och Humlegården Fastigheter.

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Ny bok – läsning-apparat-algoritm

Vilken betydelse har tejp för litteraturen? Hur blir poesi signaler? Vad förenar skrivande och räknande? Dessa och andra frågor står i fokus i den nyutkomna boken läsning-apparat-algoritm (OEI editör) av Jesper Olsson från RepRecDigit. Boken kan beskrivas som en serie försök att läsa mediernas historia genom litteraturen – och vice versa – och dess texter rör sig från telegraf och bandspelare till de konstellationer av skärmar, algoritmer, läsare och skrivare som utgör en samtida mediearkipelag.

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