April 5–7, 2012
University of Rochester
Why mimesis? Why now? How have evolving forms and technologies altered the way we think about this millennia-old concept? How have practices of reproduction, imitation, copying, replication and appropriation enriched, nuanced, and complicated each other and made us continuously rethink the concept of mimesis? From the invention of writing to the advent of ‘new’ media, technologies of reproduction have transformed representational practices and shaped our perception of reality.
This three-day conference at the University of Rochester will gather together scholars in literature, art, cinema, and media studies to explore historical, interdisciplinary, and inter-media issues of mimesis. We welcome paper proposals on topics addressing the theme of mimesis, now. Questions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured Keynote Speakers
- Ian Bogost, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Stephen Halliwell, University of St. Andrews
- Samuel Weber, Northwestern University
- Matthew Potolsky, University of Utah