Digital Humanities: Past Accomplishments, Future Directions

To honor and celebrate the contributions of Professor Hayles to the fields of literature and digital humanities, the Faculty of Languages takes great pleasure in announcing a one-day symposium on Thursday, 17 May 2018, in Humanistiska teatern, Engelska parken. The invited talks and presentations will be followed by a reception.

Symposium in honor of N. Katherine Hayles

N. Katherine Hayles has been appointed Distinguished Guest Professor at Uppsala University for the period of three years (2018-2020).  Her interdisciplinary research has focused on the relation of literature, science, and technology in the 20th and 21st centuries. Hayles’s work has been central to establishing digital literature as an emerging literary practice. She is the author of, among others How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics (1999), the book that has received multiple awards.

You are cordially invited to participate in the symposium.

Register for the symposium by 16 May.


Programme (may be subject to change)

Welcome addresses:
Coco Norén, Dean of the Faculty of Languages
Julie Hansen, Director of LILAe

N. Katherine Hayles: The Future of Writing in the Digital Age

Coffee break

Scott Rettberg: Histories and Genres of Electronic Literature

Thinking the Unthought: Engagement Papers (1)
Sofia Ahlberg: Magical Migration: Inflection Points and Infrastructural Change in Hamid's Exit West
David Watson: World Literature in the Age of Amazon
Alexandra Borg: The Red Room Revisited: Sweden’s first modern novel and the history of the book

Mikko Keskinen: Analog and Digital Demediation

Lunch Break

Colleen Boggs: After Human Exceptionalism

Thinking the Unthought: Engagement Papers (2)
Michael Boyden: Cold and Warm Abstraction
Thomas Nygren: Students’ reading in rigorous and disciplined ways in new media
Nicklas Hållén: Connected Readers and Connected Experience in Nigerian Flash Fiction
Maria Engberg: A non-designer’s confessions: practice-based work in the humanities

Carin Östman: Presentation of an ongoing research project

Coffee break

Christian Haynes: Finance, Technics, and the Biological Unconscious

David Ciccoricco: The Haylescyon Days: A Forecast for a New (Digital, Cognitive, Literary) Idiom

N. Katherine Hayles’s response