"Nineteenth-Century Transmedia Practices" (international symposium)

30.01.2020 18:00

30th January - 1st February 2020

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Monika Pietrzak-Franger (University of Vienna, Austria) and
PD Dr. Christina Meyer (FU Berlin, Germany)

Call for Papers

While transmediality is a recent concept, it is also a historical practice. This international symposium aims to address this historicity, with particular focus on the long nineteenth century (ca. 1780 –1920), a century that famously saw the birth of the mass media and brought the "frenzy of the visible" (J.-L. Comolli 1980). Tracing the processes, economies, and technologies involved in transmedia practices and the aesthetics of expansion and transgression in the long nineteenth century will allow international experts – from media, cultural, and literary studies along with other disciplines – to spotlight specific configurations in the past and their reconfigurations in our present moment.