Conference title: Rethinking Intermediality in the Digital Age
Cluj-Napoca, Romania, October 24-26, 2013.
Conference venue: Sapientia University, Str. Matei Corvin nr. 4.
Deadline for submissions: May 20, 2013.
Facing the challenges of the digital age in which media continuously mutate, relocate, expand, and connections between old and new media are established with incredible fluidity, we invite participants to present new approaches to intermedia phenomena.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
HENRY JENKINS, University of Southern California (USA), author of Convergence Culture: where Old and New Media Collide (2007), currently co-authoring a book on "spreadable media."
JOACHIM PAECH, University of Konstanz (Germany), author of Menschen im Kino. Film und Literatur erzählen (2000), Literatur und Film (1997), PASSION oder Die EinBILDungen des Jean-Luc Godard (1989), as well as several seminal articles on the theory of intermediality in film, literature, and new media.
MARIE-LAURE RYAN, independent scholar, Colorado (USA), co-editor of Intermediality and Storytelling (2010), author of Avatars of Story (Electronic Mediations) (2006), Narrative across Media: The Languages of Storytelling (2004), Narrative as Virtual Reality. Immersion and Interactivity in Literature and Electronic Media (2001), etc.
Proposals may address (but are not limited to) the following questions either from a theoretical point of view or through concrete analyses:
Media on the move? Media relations produced by expansions and relocations of media (e.g. "the virtual life of film," the expansions of the "photographic" and of the "cinematic" over other media, e-literature, etc.), the emergence of mobile screens, the fact that media use is more and more related to moving in the literal sense of the word: mobility and navigation.
Relocating the ‘in-between': intermediality, inter-sensuality, multimodality and interactivity, assessing the contribution of cognitive theories (and neuroscience), phenomenology and post-phenomenology to the study of understanding interactions of media and interactions with multiple media.
Performing in (new) intermedial spaces: intermedial performance in art and society. Being ‘in touch' with reality - being ‘in touch with media:' researching new (trans)media practices.
Intermediality and new forms of digital storytelling: new perspectives in transmedial narratology, new media and narratology (e.g. narrativity and e-platforms, games versus "old" media etc.), the aesthetics of the intermedia flow, of complex, network narratives generated by the experiences of the new media age.
Modelling and mapping intermedialities: historical paradigms of intermedial relations (pre-modern, modern, post-modern intermediality); the aesthetics and ‘politics' of intermediality before and after the digital age; historical research on intermediality related to media migration, cultural heritage and changing relationships between production, distribution, and perception.
Submission of proposals: please download the submission form from our website (http://film.sapientia.ro/en/conferences/rethinking-intermediality-in-the-digital-age), complete and send it as an attachment to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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