The Digital Culture Research Group gathers researchers and post-graduate students from different humanities disciplines who share an interest in studying how technology and culture interact. Members work on topics related to cultural and aesthetic aspects of our use of social, digital technologies. Most of the researchers are shown in this photo: Jill Walker Rettberg, Rolf Beev, Daniel Apollon (leader), Patricia Tomaszek, Scott Rettberg, Daniel Jung, and in front, Kolbjørn Slethei, Hilde Corneliussen, Silje Hommedal and Eric Rasmussen. Myriam Coco was not present when the photo was taken.

Date: 28-29 August 2014

Location:

University of Bergen

Humanities Faculty,
Room 435, HF-bygget, 
Sydnesplassen 7, 
5007 Bergen, Norway

Contact for participation:

Daniel Apollon

Digital Culture Research Group

Dept. of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies University of Bergen

Phone: +47 55 58 24 27

Mobile: (+47) 480 45 347

Email: daniel.Apollon@uib.no


Workshop:Pasts, Presents and Futures of Paratext in Digital Culture

Programme

In december 2012, a one-day workshop Exploring Paratexts in Digital Contexts was organized at the University of Bergen by the Digital Culture Research Group. The point of departure of this first workshop was paratextual theory as it was first articulated by Gérard Genette in 1987 (Seuils / English translation Paratexts. Thresholds of Interpretation 1997). This event was followed by the book Examining Paratextual Theory and its Applications in Digital Culture edited by Nadine Desrochers and Daniel Apollon (IGI Global, forthcoming Summer 2014). These two initiatives have revealed a strong interest in the academic community for appraising the potential and limits of paratextual theory in digital culture.

The Digital Culture and Electronic Literature Research Groups at UiB organizes this follow-up workshop Paratext in Digital Culture: Is Paratext Becoming the Story? to share ongoing research on paratextual devices, functions and strategies in digital culture and brainstorm about new research opportunities. The participants will explore further how paratext and related concepts may contribute to a better understanding of the nature and function of digital objects.
Organizer
Digital Culture Research Group&
Electronic Literature Research Group
Dept.. of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies,
Faculty of Humanities
University of Bergen , Norway

THURSDAY 28 AUGUST

09h00
Short welcome - Daniel Apollon

Invited keynote:
Nadine Desrochers
Université de Montréal, EBSI
"Thinking Paratextually: Making Meaning from Paradigm Shifts in the Age of Digital Culture"

10h15
Amy Nottingham-Martin
Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, USA
"Reading between the lines: How paratexts shape readers’ interaction with a transmedia narrative"
 
11h00
Coffee break

11h15
Patricia Tomaszek
University of Bergen, Digital Culture
"In the Absence of the Publisher's Peritext"

12h00
Lunch break

13h30
Alois Pichler
WAB - Wittgenstein Archives in Bergen
"Paratext in Wittgenstein's Writings"

14h15
Amélie Zöllner-Weber
PhD, independent researcher, Mannheim, Germany
"Reading an Ontology as Paratext"

15h00-15h45
Daniel Apollon
University of Bergen, Digital Culture
"Digital Paratext: Steps Towards New Technologies of the Intellect"

19h30
Dinner downtown
FRIDAY 29 AUGUST

09h00
Jill Walker Rettberg
University of Bergen, Digital Culture
"Book presentation: Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves"

09h45
Kathi Inman Berens
USC, Annenberg School of Communication
Fulbright Professor, Digital Culture UiB
"Cooking With Code: Montfort's "Taroko Gorge" and its Paratexts."

10h30
Coffee Break

11h00
Annika Rockenberger
ILOS, Universitetet i Oslo
"Video Game Framings”

11h45
Anna Nacher
Jagiellonian University, Poland, Institute of Audiovisual Culture
"Mashup as paratextual practice: beyond digital objects (in the age of networked media)"

12h30
Lunch

13h30
Business meeting, further cooperation.