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William Warner, Professor of English, UCSB
Discussion of Bruno Latour’s Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory
History of Reading Group Event
Thursday, April 23, 3:30 PM
UCSB, South Hall 2635
The Transliteracies History of Reading Group is pleased to announce a discussion of Bruno Latour’s Reassembling the Social, led by Bill Warner. Latour’s recent book both introduces Actor-Network-Theory and challenges contemporary assumptions about what we call the “social.” Professor Warner will lead a discussion of the following sections of Latour’s book:
Reassembling the Social
- “Third Source of Uncertainty: Objects too Have Agency” (63-86)
- “First Move: Localizing the Global” (173-190)
- and for the highly motivated, the “Introduction” (1-17).
Refreshments will be served.
Following is a summary of Reassembling the Social from the Oxford University Press website: (more…)
Wednesday March 18, 4:00pm, UCSB McCune Conference Room HSSB 6020
Brian Cummings is Professor of English at the University of Sussex, where he was Director of the Centre for Early Modern Studies from 2004 to 2008. He is the author of The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace (Oxford University Press, 2002), which was named a Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year for 2003.
This event is co-sponsored by UCSB’s Renaissance Studies program and the IHC’s History of Material Texts RFG.
Sponsored by the University of California’s Transliteracies Project and the IHC’s History of Material Texts RFG.
Conference Schedule (more…)
1:30 PM — 1st Session: Old Media/ New Media
Alison Walker (English Department, UCLA)(.ppt)
Joshua Neves (Film and Media Studies, UCSB)(.doc) (.pdf)
“History of Reading, a Media Studies Perspective” (.ppt) byLisa Gitelman (Program in Media Studies, Catholic University)
3:00 PM — 3:30 Break
3:30-4:20 PM — 2nd Session: Reading and Modernism and S/F
Robin Chin (English Department, UCSB) (.ppt)
Mark Goble (English Department, UC Irvine)
Lisa Swanstrom (Comparative Literature, UCSB) (.ppt) (.doc) (html)
8:00 PM — Dinner at Opal Restaurant and Bar, 1325 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; 805-966-9676
11:30-12:30 AM — Discussion of terminology: let’s define our terms (please); discussion led by Paula McDowell (.doc) (English Department, New York University)
Reading, interface, literacy, print culture, accommodation, augmentation, reading machine, interactivity, multi-media reading, etc.
12:30 — 2:00 Lunch break and brisk walk
Lunch at 1PM at CafÃ© Buenos Aires, 1316 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA; 805-963-0242
2:00-4:00 — 4th Session: History of the Book: Directions for Research
Carol Braun Pasternack (English Department, UCSB) (.ppt)
Giles Bergel (English Department, UCSB)
Jim Kearney (English Department, UCSB)
Paula McDowell (English Department, New York University)
4:00-4:15 — Coffee break
4:15-5:15 — Discussion, or where do we go from here?
5:15 — Pre-dinner walk about the town
7:30 PM — Dinner at Fresco at the Beach, 901 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; 805.963.0111
*Important Note: Do not go to the Fresco’s on State Street! Our dinner reservations are for Fresco at the Beach!