"How to Do Things with Media: Interventions in Nineteenth-Century Studies", presents a public keynote panel with speakers Richard Menke, Gabriella Safran, and Richard Taws. The workshop is a Venn Vision Grant project.
Photographs, Telegraphs, The Penny Press: the introduction of a dazzling array of new technologies transformed visual, acoustic and textual communication in the nineteenth century. These innovations made representations available to the public which these new media also called into existence. Early photographic technologies, the telegraph, and the penny press not only altered the availability of representations, but also unsettled aesthetic hierarchies and opened up new possibilities for the meaning of representation itself. This Venn Grant funded workshop brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars who work on understanding those transformations. The two-day event will culminate in a plenary round table which is free and open to all.
Venn Grant Organizers: Colleen Boggs, Katie Hornstein, and Petra McGillen
Workshop Participants: Monica Bravo (University of Southern California), Susan Elizabeth Cook (Southern New Hampshire University), Monica Huerta (Princeton University), Andrea Kaston Tange (Macalester College), Richard Menke (University of Georgia), Jessica Resvick (Oklahoma State University), Patricia Roylance (Syracuse University), Gabriella Safran (Stanford University), Richard Taws (University College London).
This event is sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College.