This conference aims to examine how recent technological changes have affected the ‘old’ medium of literature and vice versa. Multimedial and interactive texts, digitalized archives, cyberpoetics, and technological innovations such as foldable screens: together these have influenced the production and reception of literature, along with the ways in which we think about writing and reading. These ongoing developments call for a critical examination both of the relations between literature and the new media, and of the relations between literary studies and media studies. The term 're-mediation' thus refers to, firstly, the transformative exchanges that have occurred and continue to occur between literature and new media, and, secondly to a relocation of literary studies within the broader field of (new) media studies.
Keynote speakers include Katherine Hayles, Samuel Weber, Marie-Laure Ryan, and Jan Baetens. Deadline for abstract submissions is November 6, 2006.
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