Thursday 6 May 2010

ERF Study Afternoon: 'The Galaxy Reconfigured: Literature and New Media'

The Royal Holloway English Research Forum is pleased to announce details of their next study afternoon, on Thursday 27th May 2010 (2-4pm) in Room 21a at Senate House (WC1).

Marshall McLuhan famously pronounced that 'The medium is the message', but how is our reception of literature of the past conditioned by the channels through which it is experienced? How have writers and readers responded to technological changes in the means of transmission of the word?

The papers on the afternoon will be:

  • Dr Matthew Rubery (QMUL) - 'Close Listening: A Short History of the Audiobook'

  • Zara Dinnen (Birkbeck College) - 'Something borrowed something new? Remediation in Jonathan Lethem's 'The Ecstasy of Influence'

The presentations will be followed by a discussion, and wine and nibbles will be provided.

If you have any further questions or queries, please contact the organisers:

Jonathan Buckmaster (
Vicky Lefevre (V.F.
Jen Nicholson (J.C.