If you’re going to be at this year’s MLA convention in Boston and you’re interested in what’s going on in the world of ecomedia, please consider attending the following panels. Saturday’s panel is sponsored by ASLE, and Sunday’s forms part of the growing DH line-up at MLA. I’ll be presenting on both (though note that I’m missing from the official program for the second panel, due to some late-breaking schedule juggling).
Saturday, 05 January
428. Environment and Media
8:30–9:45 a.m., Beacon D, Sheraton
Program arranged by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
Presiding: Rosario Michelle Ramirez Matabuena, Florida State Univ.
1. “Visualizing Extremes: Photography and the Representation of Climate Change,” Karla McManus, Concordia Univ.
2. “Playing Nature,” Alenda Chang, Univ. of California, Berkeley
3. “You Are Here: Locative Media and the National Park Experience,” Alison Byerly, Middlebury Coll.
Sunday, 06 January
763. Digital Technology, Environmental Aesthetics, Ecocritical Discourse
1:45–3:00 p.m., Public Garden, Sheraton
A special session
Presiding: Elizabeth Swanstrom, Florida Atlantic Univ.
1. “Decoding the Desert: Reading the Landscape through the Transborder
Immigrant Tool,” Mark C. Marino, Univ. of Southern California
2. “Thoreau in Process: Reanimating Thoreau’s Environmental Practice
in Digital Space,” Kristen Case, Univ. of Maine, Farmington
3. “Networks, Narratives, and Nature: Teaching Globally, Thinking
Nodally,” Melanie J. Doherty, Wesleyan Coll.
4. “Games as Ecomedia,” Alenda Y. Chang, UC Berkeley
For a more detailed rationale and abstracts for this session, visit Lisa Swanstrom’s site.
Mark Sample also has a convenient list of all the digital humanities panels to be found at this year’s MLA on his site.