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"American Literature and Digital Selfhood"

While algorithms have come to shape the ways of ‘writing the self’, for example through data tracking and
recording, personalized recommendation systems, and online identity curation, traditional literary fiction has also increasingly negotiated the ways of being in and experiencing our algorithmically driven, digital
environment. This talk will look at contemporary US American novels that critically inquire into modes of
algorithmic self-writing, by scrutinizing the ways in which digital affect and automated scripts play into the
construction of selfhood while navigating the commercial forces of the attention economy. With a
particular focus on female digital experiences, this talk reframes critical perspectives on human entanglements with technology and explores the ambiguities of the digital pharmakon as posthuman spaces of failed knowledge.
Time
Tuesday, 09.01.24 - 06:15 PM - 07:45 PM
Topic
"American Literature and Digital Selfhood: Algorithms, Affect, Attention"
Speaker
Prof. Dr. Regina Schober
Target groups

Students

Researchers

Location
IAAK, Rabinstraße 8, 53111 Bonn
Room
SR 6
Reservation
not required
Organizer
North American Studies, AmerikaHaus NRW e.V.
Contact
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