Facebook and the Gothic Body -Presentation at MIT7

Resistance in the ‘Face’ of Relentless Conviviality

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I recently gave this presentation with Shannon Lowe, postdoctoral fellow at my New Media Studies Research Cente.

Here’s the draft presentation text from the conference Website.

If we have a different and generalisable post – or hyper – modern conjuncture of these flows called body, then, as media researchers interested in how this generalisable experience is imbricated with media, we would like to turn to a media theory account of modernity to gain purchase on the present – and suggest that the work of Friedrich Kittler on literature, together with theories of the pre-modern, gothic body, provide an opportunity to outline a generalisable mediatised body of the present.

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