The workshop aims at bringing together researchers – PhD students as well as senior scholars – interested in the issues of mediation and mediality. It provides a forum for learning, exchanging ideas, establishing new contacts, and discussing ongoing research.

Since the closing 1990s and the publication of Remediation: Understanding New Media (Cambridge MA, 1999; co-authored with Jay David Bolter) Richard Grusin has continued to develop the research fields of media studies and new media studies in particular. Among Grusin’s more recent publications are Premediation: Affect and Mediality after 9/11 (Palgrave Macmillian, 2010) and “Radical Mediation” (in Critical Inquiry 42, 2015). Both are key texts on the concept of mediation that elaborate its extension well beyond its traditional bonds to communication and representation. Grusin’s engagement with 21st century studies is manifested in works such as Culture, Technology, and the Creation of America’s National Parks (Cambridge UP, 2004) and the edited volumes The Nonhuman Turn (University of Minnestota Press, 2015) and Anthropocene Feminism (University of Minnesota Press, 2017). 

Give notice of your participation with a short abstract of your research (around 200 words) by the latest 14 October. Submit your abstract to sonya.petersson@arthistory.su.se. Further information will be given in advance.

Organizers: 
Christer Johansson, Literature, Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University 
Sonya Petersson, Art History, Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University

Professor Richard Grusin will also give the keynote lecture at the Digital Human Sciences Conference Autonomy in Digital Society at Stockholm University 7 November.