Digital Scholarship Seminar

The Moore Institute Seminar Room

Date & Time
20th November, 2013 @ 12:00:00

Digital Scholarship Seminar, November 2013.

12-2pm, Wednesday 20 November, Moore Institute Seminar Room.

The second event of the Autumn/Winter series of DSS is a lunchtime seminar featuring presentations from researchers in English and Huston School (abstracts below):

Ciara Griffin (English). ‘The Author is Glitched: Media-Specificity and the Non-Western Writer.’

Hilary Dully (Huston School). ‘Digital Issues in Practice-based Research.’

The seminar will be followed by discussion and lunch, provided by the Moore Institute, at 1pm.

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Ciara Griffin (English). ‘The Author is Glitched: Media-Specificity and the Non-Western Writer.’

Scholarly interest in the materiality of the book has accelerated alongside the proliferation of the digital-born text. The paradigmatic book at the centre of much media-specific literary analysis is often that particular object emergent from the development of print in Europe and the Occident. In this paper I examine ‘flawed’ or ‘imperfect’ editions (UK/India) of Bapsi Sidhwa’s text Ice-Candy Man (1988) to discuss the ways that theorisations of the ‘glitch’ can allow us to unpack the specific hegemonies implicit to what we mean by the ‘materiality of the book’. I explore the ways in which the hidden machinery of texts has been revealed through philosophical explorations of otherness as well as those newly emerging discourses of media-specific analysis focusing on the body of the text. I argue that an integration of such subject and object-oriented approaches, through the lens of the glitch, offers new tools for theorising the non-Western or marginal author-function.

Hilary Dully (Huston School). ‘Digital Issues in Practice-based Research.’

The digital revolution of the past decade has altered filmmaking and artistic practice in many interesting and profound ways. In the history of film the auteur has been accorded a degree of reverence, occupying top position in the traditional, hierarchical crewing system for the production of films, formally a collaborative process, involving the specialised creative skills of crewmembers in the film production line. Digital technology, in particular the development of desktop post-production software, has altered and disrupted the traditional filmmaking practice. What are the possibilities and pitfalls for ‘the new digital auteur,’ working alone, filming on an iphone, editing on a laptop, and publishing on Youtube? And, how do these questions and issues relate to digital arts research and practice in third level institutions? This presentation will also consider the possibilities and implications of ‘fair use’ and copyright law in digital arts practice and scholarship.