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CFP: Hybrid media forms in American literature, film, and visual culture (PASE 2019 seminar) (28th PASE conference)

Poznan, Poland
Organization: Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna?
Event: 28th PASE conference
Categories: Postcolonial, American, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, World Literatures, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2019-06-27 to 2019-06-29 Abstract Due: 2019-04-28

CFP: Hybrid media forms in American literature, film, and visual culture (PASE 2019 seminar)

With the proliferation and synergy of new visual technologies, critics have long anticipated the demise of the traditional media. Some have even mourned the impending death of literature (Kernan), cinema (Cheshire) and serious art (Krauss), proclaiming the emergence of post-media aesthetics (Manovich) marked by media convergence (Jenkins) and diachronic and synchronic hybridization (Kim). Indeed, the transition from the analogue to the digital has resulted in an ongoing re-evaluation, re-contextualization, and re-mobilization of the current media practices. Whether they celebrate or counteract the “abandonment of the specific medium” and its “aesthetic meaninglessness” (Krauss, Perpetual xiii), theorists call for the deterritorialization and reterritorialization of the medium in the post-media conditions in order to continuously challenge and re-locate its standardized apparatus, parameters, and ontological features.

In view of these and related approaches, we would like to invite both researchers and artists to consider the broadly defined hybrid media forms and the way they transgress and blur the boundaries between contemporary literature, film, art and/or existing and emerging digital technologies.

Proposals may address the following topics and/or their intersections:

- hybrid narratives

- graphic novels, comics and hybrid verbal-visual forms

- avant-garde and experimental film and video

- new media

- postmedia

- the question of medium specificity in contemporary and postmodern art


Please email your abstracts (200 words) together with title, name, email and affiliation by 28 April 2019 to: kboczkowska@wa.amu.edu.pl and molsza@wa.amu.edu.pl


Seminar convenors:

Dr. Kornelia Boczkowska

Department of Studies in Culture

Faculty of English

Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna?



Dr. Ma?gorzata Olsza

Department of American Literature

Faculty of English

Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna?



This event is part of the 28th PASE Conference, 27-29 June 2019, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna?

For more information please visit the conference website:




Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna?, Collegium Novum, al. Niepodleg?o?ci 4, 61-874 Pozna?



Kornelia Boczkowska