The aim of this conference is to examine how recent technological changes have affected the ‘old’ medium of literature. 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 concept of ‘remediation’ in our title thus refers, firstly, to 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 are: N. Katherine Hayles, Samuel Weber, Marie-Laure Ryan, and Jan Baetens. More info at: http://www2.let.uu.nl/remediatingliterature/
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