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CFP: INCS “Latency and Obsolescence in Nineteenth-Century Media” (11/1/2014; 4/16-19/2015)

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)
Georgia Tech University
April 16-19, 2015
Deadline: November 1, 2014

Guaranteed Panel: “Latency and Obsolescence in Nineteenth-Century Media”
As an approach to the 2015 INCS's theme of "Mobilities," this panelexplores the temporal mobility of meaning in forms of latency and obsolescence. It proposes these terms as ways of thinking through the embedded, emergent, and erased significance of cultural forms as
revealed in time. The panel focuses specifically on issues of media,
attempting to restore the complex temporal dimensions to the
"annihilation of space and time" claimed by celebrants of new media in
the nineteenth century and just as frequently today. If "immediacy" is a
primary goal of many forms of communication, the panel encourages the
development of a richer vocabulary to describe the temporal mediation of
text, image, and idea across varied spans of time or from different
historical vantages. The panel takes a broad definition of "media" to
include notions of texts, images, communications, technologies, as well
as their subsequent reanimations in more contemporary forms.

This is a guaranteed panel at INCS at Georgia Tech University in
Atlanta, GA, on April 16-19. Please submit a 250-word abstract and a
one-page CV to the panel chair at paul.fyfe@ncsu.edu by November 1st.
Decisions will be made within a week so as to allow time for
resubmission to the general conference pool by its deadline of November 15th

For details on INCS and the "Mobilities" theme please see the conference
website: http://incs2015.lmc.gatech.edu/

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