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Digital Culture Studies in Modern Languages

Digital Culture Studies in Modern Languages - A One-Day Symposium

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  • Date 15 Feb 2019
  • Time 10.30-17.30
  • Category Conference

Hosted by the Centre for Visual Cultures

This one-day international symposium aims to explore theories, methodologies and future perspectives in the field of ‘digital culture studies’ in Modern Languages. It will bring together scholars in Modern Languages and Digital Humanities, as well as artists, Media Arts historians and curators, in order to discuss new informed ways and methods for approaching the study of digital culture and creativity.

Organised by Professor Giuliana Pieri and Dr Emanuela Patti

Free admission.

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Programme: Friday, 15 February 2019

Location: Gowar and Wedderburn Common Room, Royal Holloway, Egham TW20 0EX

10.30 Arrival, Refreshments

11.00-11.10 Emanuela Patti (Royal Holloway), Introduction - Modern languages and the digital: theories, methodologies, case studies

11.10-12.00 (chair: Sarah Wright, Royal Holloway)

Keynote Lecture 1: Claire Taylor (University of Liverpool), ’Digital Humanities, digital culture, and Modern Languages’

12.00-13.00 (chair: Guyda Armstrong, University of Manchester)

Paul Spence (King’s College), ‘Key elements of a critical Digital Humanities-Modern Languages (DHML) research agenda’

Erika Fülöp (Lancaster), ‘Digital culture in French Studies in the UK’

13.00-14.00 Lunch

Modern Languages and digital arts: national and transnational perspectives

14.10-15.00 (chair: James Williams, Royal Holloway)

Keynote Lecture 2: Sean Cubitt (Goldsmiths), ‘Telegraph, Airmail, Satellite: The Visual Imaginary of Global Media’

15.00-16.00 (chair: Emanuela Patti, Royal Holloway)

Valentino Catricalà (Media Arts Festival, Rome), ‘Rethinking the medium through media art. The Italian case’

Maria Mencia (Kingston), ‘The Winnipeg: the poem that crossed the Atlantic’

16.00-16.30 Coffee break 16.30-17.00 (chair: Emanuela Patti)

Closing discussion, ‘The interdisciplinary challenges of Digital Culture Studies: what forms of collaboration between Modern Languages, Media Arts and Digital Humanities?’ 

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