[open-humanities] London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship

Andrew Prescott a.prescott at sheffield.ac.uk
Mon Mar 18 23:02:52 UTC 2013

Professor Anna Reading, the new Head of the Department of Creative Media and Cultural Industries at King's College London, will be talking to the London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship in the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, on Thursday 21 March at 5.30pm in Room 234, Senate House, University of London, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU.

Professor Reading's title is:

From Holy Book to Face Book: the iPhone, iMemory and the Connective Text

How is the manuscript and the printed book changing through the use of the iphone, the ibook and Facebook? This seminar addresses how mobile, social  and connective media are transforming the cultural memory of the text within scholarship. The combination of globalisation and digitisation means that texts are now read, written, analysed and produced within what might be understood as ‘a globital memory field’: within this texts are mobilised and secured as dynamic assemblages rather than discrete entities. This has significant implications for scholarship in terms of the methods used to analyse texts. The seminar provides a conceptual model for how within scholarship there are now six dynamics of analysis that scholars need to be aware of in approaching the connective text.

This promises to be a fascinating talk.. Admission is free, all are welcome and there is a glass of wine afterwards. 

Andrew Prescott

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