Digital Virtuosity and Huggable Machines. Babette Tischleder, December 11, 2014
Digital Virtuosity and Huggable Machines:
The Appeal of the Nonhuman in Pixar Animation
Thursday, December 11, 3-5pm
Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop
The digital age, CG animation & digital aesthetics, notions of the posthuman, obsolescence, nostalgia, and WALL-E.
Babette B. Tischleder is Professor of North American Studies at the University of Goettingen and currently Fellow of the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago. She is the author of The Literary Life of Things: Case Studies in American Fiction (Campus Verlag, 2014) and co-editor of Cultures of Obsolescence: History, Materiality, and the Digital Age (Palgrave, forthcoming in 2015). She has published articles on American literature, media culture, film and television studies, and thing theory. Her current research projects are “Life Forms of the Nonhuman from Early Cinema to the Digital Age” and “World Building in American Serial Television.”
Organized through the IAS Global Midwest — Prairie Schools seed grant.