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Conference Program: iRhetoric in Russian

iRhetoric in Russian:
Performing the Self through Mobile Technology
University of Passau, Germany, 12-14 June 2014

Conference Programme

12 June 2014

6:00 pm   Keynote: Selfies, Cities, and Patterns: What We Are Learning by Analysing Millions of Social Media Photos
          Lev Manovich (New York)

13 June 2014

9:00 am   Opening Words
          Burkhard Freitag (President of the University of Passau)
9:15 am  Organizational Introduction
          Dirk Uffelmann, Gernot Howanitz
9:30 am  iRhetoric in Russian: A Conceptual Introduction
          Dirk Uffelmann (Passau)

Section I: Communicating Identities (Chair: Ellen Rutten)
10:00 am   Questioning the Binary of On-line and Offline Communication: The ‘Prosaization’ of ICT
          Elena Trubina (Ekaterinburg)
10:20 am   Virtual Self and Digital Social Order: Performing Class in Runet Communication
          Vera Zvereva (Edinburgh)
10:40 am   Identity as Informed by Discourse, Performed Through Genre and Manifest in Mode: A Multimodal Analysis of Russian Online Identities
          Natasha Rulyova (Birmingham)
11:00 am   Discussion

Section IIa: The Virtual Self and Society (Chair: Michael Gorham)
12:00 pm   Performing the Russian Poet in Digital Genres
          Marijeta Bozovic (Yale)
12:20 pm   Statistics of Memory and Protest: The iRhetoric of Political Mobilization and Cultural Despair
          Alexander Etkind (Florence)
12:40 pm   Discussion

Section IIb: The Virtual Self and Society (Chair: Ulrich Schmid)
3:00 pm  Performing Citizenship through Mobile Technology
          Michael Gorham (Gainesville)
3:20 pm  Wartime Selfies: Genres, Engagements, Affects
          Adi Kuntsman (Manchester)
3:40 pm  Discussion

4:30 pm   Roundtable Day 1 (Chair: Dirk Uffelmann)

14 June 2014

Section III: Online Performances between Fact and Fiction (Chair: Alexander Etkind)
9:30 am   iRhetoric and the True Self: Sincerity Discourse and New Media
          Ellen Rutten (Amsterdam)
9:50 am   Visual Rhetoric and Self-Perception in Public Protest and Online Communication
          Henrike Schmidt (Berlin)
10:10 am   “Life Tweeting”: Linor Goralik Performing the Multiple Self
          Gernot Howanitz (Passau)
10:30 am   Discussion

Section IV: Networked ‘Extensions of Man’ (Chair: Gernot Howanitz)
11:30 am   The Imperfect Communication: On the Use of Mobile Technology as an Educational Tool 
          Gasan Gusejnov (Moscow)
11:50 am   Transmedia projects in Contemporary Russia: Participatory Culture in the Situation of ‘Internet vs. TV divide’
           Ekaterina Lapina-Kratasyuk (Moscow)
12:10 pm   The Self, History and Society in Russian Video Games
           Ulrich Schmid (St Gallen)
12:30 pm  Discussion

2:00 pm   Roundtable Day 2 (Chair: Marijeta Bozovic)

2:30 pm   Closing Words
          Dirk Uffelmann, Gernot Howanitz


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