If you’re in Philly for MLA this year, I’ll be speaking on Friday and Saturday, schedule and details below:

326. Natural Media
Friday, 6 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Independence Ballroom Salon I, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the forum MS Visual Culture

Presiding: Elizabeth Swanstrom, Univ. of Utah

Speakers: Karen Elizabeth Bishop, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick; Alenda Chang, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara; Jason D. Gladstone, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder; Zach Horton, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Kim Knight, Univ. of Texas, Dallas; Carlos Nugent, Yale Univ.

Session Description:

The term media ecology suggests a more inclusive approach to media studies than the merely technological, yet the “ecology” in question has not, until recently, tended to include features of the natural environment. Participants discuss recent scholarship that promotes continuity between natural and technological media environments.

Full details/abstracts available here.


569. Digital Pedagogies
Saturday, 7 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 105B, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Program arranged by the MLA Publications Committee

Presiding: Fiona Somerset, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

1. “Place,” Victoria E. Szabo, Duke Univ.

2. “Networks,” Patrick Jagoda, Univ. of Chicago

3. “Nature,” Alenda Chang, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara