INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE BOOK PRESENCE IN A DIGITAL AGE
MAY 28-30, Janskerkhof (May 28: start 09.30),
Drift 21 (May 29-30 start 09.00) Utrecht University
This conference is devoted to books and paper as bodies of literature and self-writing in a digital age. If books have been marginalized by screens, pads, and other book imitators,what is happening to literature as a paper art? How have books and paper been re-imagined in the last decades in their creative contrast to electronic screens? How can we thus compare the interactions between “old” and “new” media in the present to media ecologies of the past?
Analog; aura; authenticity; bookishness; hybriditiy; materiality; palimpsest; singularity; (love of) words
John Hamilton (Harvard), Peter Lunenfeld (UCLA), Jeffrey Schnapp (Harvard), Susan Bielstein (Chicago UP), Helen Tartar (Fordham UP), George Landow (Brown), Leah Price (Harvard), Garrett Stewart (Illinois), Lisa Gitelman (NYU), Jessica Pressman (Yale), Harald Hendrix (Utrecht), Rosemarie Buikema (Utrecht), Doug Beube (book artist), Kiene Brillenburg Wurth (Utrecht), Inge van de Ven (Utrecht), Sara Rosa Espi (Utrecht), Anna Poletti (Monash), Thomas Ledru (zine maker), Jacob Edmond (Otago), Yra van Dijk (Amsterdam), Martijn Brugman (zine maker), Wiljan van den Akker (Utrecht), Simon Morris (book artist), Brian Dettmer (book artist)
(seating availability is limited on Monday May 28)
NWO VIDI project Back to the Book, Cultures and Identities: Changing Literacies Platform, OSL, Wintertuin
More information about this event in attachment and onhttp://backbooks.wordpress.com/events/.
All those interested are cordially invited to attend!