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In the spring term we continue our engagement with the theme, “Archives.”  There will be three meetings; please contact bh296@georgetown.edu for more information.


Thursday, February 27 //  Guest: Matthew Kirschenbaum, University of Maryland

“Track Changes: The Literary History of Word Processing”

4:30 pm / Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice / New North 408

Matthew G. Kirschenbaum is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park and  Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities.  His first book, Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination (MIT Press, 2008), won multiple awards, including the 16th annual Prize for a First Book from the Modern Language Association.  His current book project is entitled Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing (Harvard University Press, forthcoming).


Friday, April 11 // Guest: Lisa Gitelman, NYU

“Paper Knowledge”

  12:30 PM / Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice / New North 408

Lisa Gitelman is Professor of English and Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.  She is the author of several books, including Scripts, Grooves, and Writing Machines: Representing Technology in the Age of Edison (Stanford University Press, 2000), New Media, 1740-1915 (MIT Press, 2004; co-edited with Geoffrey B. Pingree), Always Already New: Media, History, and the Data of Culture (MIT Press, 2006), and “Raw Data” Is an Oxymoron (MIT Press, 2013).  As a guest of the Modernities Working Group, she will discuss a pre-circulated chapter from her new book, Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents (Duke University Press, 2014).

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