Prof Mauro Carassai, U. Florida, "...Exploring the Digital Condition"
Digital Humanities talk, everyone welcome!
Professor Mauro Carassai, University of Florida, Gainesville, will present a public talk, "Liberal Arts Knowledge in the Age of Digital Humanities: Exploring the Digital Condition," Tuesday, May 6th, 4:00 p.m., Leighton Hall, Room 304.
Professor Carassai is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Florida in English, writing on Digital Media Poetics. He has a BA in Anglo-American Literature from University of Macerata (Italy), an MA in American Literature and Culture from University of Leeds (UK). His scholarly interests revolve around digital literatures within the larger frame of American literature and American studies. He had a Fulbright visiting year in 2007-2008 at Brown University where he had the opportunity to work with specialists in Hypermedia Studies, Electronic Writing and Digital Theory such as George Landow, John Cayley and Wendy Chun, and is currently working with Gregory Ulmer on envisaging a poetics for digital artists/writers based on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. Some of the issues he addresses can be read in a paper he gave at the DAC’09 conference at UC Irvine (http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/14k0b6rz). As president of the student organization Digital Assembly at UF, he recently organized their 5th annual conference “Futures of Digital Studies 2010” featuring many scholars in the field (http://www.english.ufl.edu/fds/speakers.html). He is currently at work editing the conference proceedings for a special issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly.
This Digital Humanities event is free and open to the public. Everyone welcome!
Sponsored by Humanities Center. Contact: Susan Jaret McKinstry, x4325