This colloquia series features three invited scholars conducting innovative work on intermediality, that is, interfaces between putatively separate media. Responding to an “intermedial turn” in the arts, the field of intermediality studies has grown significantly in recent years and offers entryways for scholars working across diverse fields, genres, media, and historical periods. Each speaker will circulate a recent article or book chapter to colloquia participants, who will have the opportunity to read the text in advance and prepare questions. Following a 15-minute presentation by the speaker, the bulk of the event will consist of Q&A with participants.
We are excited to announce three speakers. Tom McEnaney (UC Berkeley) will speak on text, speech, and sound in testimonio in Barnet, Walsh, and Warhol. Rebecca Kosick (University of Bristol) will present on Paulo Bruscky’s concrete poetry, and Karen Benezra (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg) will explore Cybersyn and industrial design.
Use these links to register in advance. Upon registering, you will receive the pre-circulated paper. For any questions, please contact Alejandro Martínez at [email protected].
Forgotten Histories of the Audiobook
Tom McEnaney (UC Berkeley)
September 10, 3:00 - 4:30pm ET
Paulo Bruscky: What the Signs Say
Rebecca Kosick (University of Bristol)
October 8, 2:00 - 3:30pm ET
Cybersyn: Style, Management, and the Object of Design
Karen Benezra (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)
November 12, 12:00 - 1:30pm ET
Tom McEnaney is an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish & Portuguese at the University of California, Berkeley. He works on the history of media and technology, Argentine, Cuban, and U.S. literature, sound studies, linguistic anthropology, computational (digital) humanities, and new media studies. He is the author of Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley.
Rebecca Kosick is a Senior Lecturer in Translation at the University of Bristol, UK, where she also co-directs the Bristol Poetry Institute and runs the Indisciplinary Poetics Research Cluster. Rebecca is the author of Labor Day (Golias Books 2020) and Material Poetics in Hemispheric America: Words and Objects, 1950-2010 (Edinburgh University Press 2020) and has published numerous articles, essays, and other fragments that address, translate, or are themselves poetry. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Cornell University.
Karen Benezra is an Assistant Professor of Art, Theory, and Critique at the Institut für Philosophie und Kunstwissenschaft at Leuphana Universität Lüneburg. Her research and teaching interests include twentieth-century Latin American literature, visual art, and critical social and psychoanalytic theory. She is the author of Dematerialization: Art and Design in Latin America (University of California Press, 2020) and editor of Accumulation and Subjectivity: Rethinking Marx in Latin America, forthcoming in early 2022. She holds a PhD in Hispanic Studies with a minor in Comparative Literature from Cornell University.