Literature, Art, and Media Technologies
The research group “Literature, Media History, and Information Cultures” (LMI) investigates the intersections among literature, art, and media technologies. We take an interest in how literary practices – but also other arts such as visual art, performance, film, music, and sound art – have become interlaced with the history of media. Even though there is a focus on aesthetic practices and media technologies, a number of other issues are also explored, e.g. subjectivity and identity, knowledge and power, memory and history, and agency and performativity.
Infrastructures and a Literary History of the Senses
Among the topics, fields, and problems addressed in LMI are: media ecologies, digital infrastructure, archives and databases, appropriation and remediation, inter- and transmedial work, digital and post-digital aesthetics, and the literary history of the senses. Important theoretical input and impulses come from fields such as media archaeology, new materialism, digital humanities, and Actor-Network-Theory.
The activities of the group consist of doctoral and post-doctoral research projects and research courses, workshops, symposia, and conferences. Moreover the PhD-students in LMI operate and publish Sensorium Journal.