[Air-L] REMINDRE: Affective fabrics of digital cultures: feelings, technologies, politics

Adi Kuntsman adi_kuntsman at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 18 05:23:19 PST 2010

Reminder: deadline for submission of abstracts is 1st of February 2010. Further details below

Affective fabrics of digital cultures:
feelings,technologies, politics
3-4 June 2010, The University of Manchester

Plenary speakers:
Una Chung (Sarah Lawrence College)
Patricia Clough (Queens College, CUNY)
Anne-Marie Fortier (Lancaster University)
Melissa Gregg (The University of Sydney)
Athina Karatzogianni (The University of Hull)
Luciana Parisi (Goldsmith, University of London)

Organiser: Adi Kuntsman (RICC, The University of

two-day international conference brings into creative tension two
fields that are receiving growing scholarly attention: cultural studies
of affect, public feelings and the politics of emotion, on the one
hand, and scholarship on digital culture, new media and
information-communication technologies, on the other. The conference
aims to create a space for intellectual dialogue between the two fields
by examining the relations between technologies, and in particular, new
digital technologies – the Internet, digital cinema and photography,
mobile communication, CCTVs, computer games – and affective politics.

Bringing together contributions from the fields of sociology, media and
cultural studies, arts, politics and science and technology studies,
the conference will engage with the following questions:  How does
affect work in on-line networks and digital assemblages? What are the
affective regimes of on-line sociality? What kind of perceptions,
sensations, affective movements and public feelings emerge in our
highly mediated and digitalised environments? What is the cybertouch of
war, violence, terror? What are the structures of feeling that operate
in the digitalised everyday and computerised ordinary? How can we
theorise psycho-political formations of nation, race, empire,
population and generation in the age of digital reproduction, mediated
visions and globalised communication technologies? How do digital
cultures shape our political horizons of fear, anxiety, mourning, hate,
We invite submission of abstracts for individual papers or round
Alternative presentation formats are welcome; please contact us to
discuss further options. Please send your abstract (300 words for
individual papers, 500 words for round tables) by 1st of
February 2010 to Adi.kuntsman at manchester.ac.uk.
Candidates will be notified by 15th of March 2010. Selected papers will
be considered for post-conference publication.


Dr. Adi Kuntsman 
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow 
Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures 
The University of Manchester 
Second Floor, Arthur Lewis Building, room 2.007 
Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK 


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