CFP (MLA 2016): Grasping at Screens

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 3:00am

Grasping at Screens

This panel asks whether the multiplication of screens and the constant traversal of different media demand new ways of thinking about embodied engagement with the moving image.  As our bodies move, our various screens may move with us.  We may be engaged intensely with a given flow of images, or only tangentially connected to a protean cascade.  How do moving images, in these mutable contexts, interact with us “carnally.”  How are the various elements of our sensorium engaged? How do we “feel” our encounters with screens?  Theoretical approaches and/or papers drawn from German contexts welcome (but not required).  This panel is co-sponsored by LLC 20th and 21st-cenutry German and MS Screen Arts and Culture.  Please send 250-word abstracts by March 15 to Siobhan Craig ( and Eric Ames (


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