Jesse England, "E-Book Backup" (2012)
You can download the program here.
Thursday, 5. November 2015
Heike Schaefer (American Studies, University of Konstanz): "The Printed Book as Medium, Object, Metaphor in Contemporary American Culture"
Reimagining the Book and Literary Print Culture in the Digital Age
Chair: Andrew Gross (American Studies, University of Göttingen)
|15.30-16.30||Jessica Pressman (English, San Diego State University): "Bookishness: The Afterlife of Books in Contemporary American Culture"|
|17.00-18.00||Alexander Starre (American Studies, FU Berlin): "Metamedia: Books as Narrative Agents in Today's Literary System"|
Monika Schmitz-Emans (Comparative Literature, University of Bochum): "Book Design as Literary Strategy: Mobility, Materiality, Visuality, Spatiality - in Aka Morchiladze's Santa Esperanza"
|Friday, 6. November 2015|
Publishing Books in the Digital Age
Chair: Sylvia Mayer (American Studies, University of Bayreuth)
|09.00-10.00||John B. Thompson (Sociology, University of Cambridge): "The Impact of the Digital Revolution on American Trade Publishing"|
|10.00-11.00||Christoph Bläsi (Book and Media Studies, University of Mainz): "The Book between Converging Media, Unique Medial Characteristics, and Vibrant Communities of Practice and Consumption"|
Fetishizing the Book in Post-Print Culture
Chair: Ulfried Reichhardt (American Studies, University of Mannheim)
|11.30-12.30||Günter Leypold (American Studies, University of Heidelberg): "Sacred Economies: Literature's Social Lives"|
|14.00-15.00||Aleida Assmann (English, University of Konstanz): "The Book as a Drug - Reading as a Rival of Living"|
Experiments in Multimodal Writing and Book Design
Kiene Brillenburg Wurth (Literature and Comparative Media, Utrecht University): "Literary Experimental Writing in the Long Electronic Age"
Alison Gibbons (English, Sheffield Hallam University, GB):
"Multimodality, Genre, and Consumer Culture: Reading Grady Hendrix’s Horrorstör"
The Book Transmediated: Contemporary Book Art
Chair: Emily Petermann (American Studies, University of Konstanz)
|17.30-18.30||Garrett Stewart (English, University of Iowa): "Bookhood in Light - not Backlight - of the Digital"|
|Saturday, 7. November 2015|
The Book and Formations of Knowledge in the Information Age
Chair: Eva Gruber (American Studies, University of Konstanz)
|09.00-10.00||Antje Kley (American Studies, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg): "US Print Culture, Literary Narrative, and Slow Reading in the Age of Big Data"|
|10.00-11.00||Regina Schober (American Studies, University of Mannheim): "The Book that Counts: Big Data vs. Narrative in Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore and Joshua Cohen's Book of Numbers"|
The Book As Storage and Communication Medium in the Digital Age
Chair: Caroline Rosenthal (American Studies, University of Jena)
|11.30-12.30||Reingard M. Nischik (American Studies, University of Konstanz): "Margaret Atwood's 'Post-Print Novel' The Handmaid's Tale: Writing and Print Culture as Metaphor and Medium for Survival in Atwood's Dystopian Metafiction on the United States"|
|12.30-13.30||Janice Radway (Communication Studies, Northwestern University): "Zines in the Library: Ephemerality, Networked Communication, and the Property Regimes of Book Culture"|
|Concluding Remarks & Farewell|