January 10, 2016, at the MLA in Austin, TX.
I will be joining Kelley Kreitz, Paul Benzon, Chris Brandon, Jr., Katie Chenoweth, Emily McGinn, and Patricia J. Roylance in a roundtable session.
The session description from the conference program: “Panelists consider literature as a window on media change. Drawing on examples from Europe and the Americas, we ask how literary texts have critiqued or proposed alternatives to dominant or emerging media practices. We also pursue new insights by comparing across the national boundaries and time periods that often frame conversations about literature and media change.”
I will be speaking on Mark Z. Danielewski’s novel The Familiar, discussing how the novel addresses issues of scale in contemporary information culture.