The English Institute 2014

The 73rd Annual Meeting will be held at Harvard University, September 19-21, 2014. Click here to register for the conference.

The conference’s shared theory text is Niklas Luhmann, “Medium and Form,” in Niklas Luhmann, Art as a Social System, translated Eva M. Knodt (Stanford University Press, 2000) pages 102-132. Copies will be distributed to all conference registrants, and you can buy the book here

Conference Schedule

Friday, September 19 (Thompson Room, The Barker Center)

  • 2:00 p.m. Ian BogostGeorgia Institute of Technology ”A Material World”
  • 3:30 p.m. Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Brown University “Medium Thresholds: Habits and Updates”
  • 5:00 p.m. Reception

Saturday, September 20 (Thompson Room, The Barker Center)

  • 9:30 a.m. Jonathan Sterne, McGill University ”Chasing Shakespeare: A Media History”
  • 11:00 a.m. Martin Harries, University of California, Irvine “Theater after Film”

Saturday afternoon (Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall)

  • 2:00 p.m. Jacqueline Stewart, University of Chicago ”Intellectual Control: Film, Race, & Archival Description”
  • 3:30 p.m. Group Discussion: Niklas Luhmann, “Medium and Form” (2000)

Sunday, September 21 (Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall)

  • 9:00 a.m. Christina Lupton, University of Warwick “Medium Time: Print Reading and Modes of Existence”
  • 10:30 a.m. Mark Hansen, Duke University “The Physicality of the Medium”
  • 12:15 p.m. Round Table: All conference speakers
73rd Annual Meeting
Harvard University
Date of publication: 
September 19-21, 2014
Past Conferences Date: 
Friday, September 19, 2014 to Sunday, September 21, 2014