Digital Culture Studies in Modern Languages, Royal Holloway, Friday, 15. February 2019

 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.
Programme
Friday, 15 February 2019
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?’

Friday, 15. February 2019, Royal Holloway, Digital Culture Studies in Modern Languages

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