MLA Panel: Media Studies and the Digital Scholarly Present

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“Media Studies and the Digital Scholarly Present” is a panel sponsored by the MLA’s Media and Literature Discussion Group, to be presented at the 2009 Modern Language Association convention in Philadelphia. This site will be used between now and then to gather material relevant to the panel and its presentations. The panel will take place at 1:45 p.m. on December 28, in 411-412, Philadelphia Marriott.

The original call for papers read:

Media Studies and the Digital Scholarly Present

Not the future of digital scholarly publishing but the material form of such mediated communication as it exists today. 1-page abstract and short vita by March 15 to Kathleen Fitzpatrick, kfitzpatrick AT pomona DOT edu.

This call produced a large number of very exciting proposals, from which the following presentations were selected:

  1. Blogging, Scholarship, and the Networked Public Sphere,” Chuck Tryon, Fayetteville State Univ.
  2. The Decline of the Author, the Rise of the Janitor,” David Parry, Univ. of Texas, Dallas
  3. Remixing Dada Poetry in MySpace: An Electronic Edition of Poetry by the Baronness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven in N-Dimensional Space,” Tanya Clement, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
  4. Right Now: Media Studies Scholarship and the Quantitative Turn,” Jeremy Douglass, Univ. of California, San Diego

We look forward to seeing you at the panel.