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author.net: a cross-divisional conference on distributed authorship - 05-06/10/2018, Los Angeles (CA, USA)

03.12.2017

 

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Distributed authorship is a familiar concept in many fields of cultural production. Long associated with pre-modern cultures, it still serves as a mainstay for the study of Classical antiquity, which takes 'Homer' as its foundational point of orientation, and which, like many other disciplines in the humanities, has extended its insights into the open-endedness of oral and performance traditions into its study of textual dynamics as well. The rise of genetic criticism within textual studies bears witness to this urge to fray perceptions of the hermetic closure of the written, and to expose the multiple strands of collaboration and revision that a text may contain. And the increasingly widespread use of the multitext in literary editions of authors from Homer to Joyce offers a material manifestation of this impulse to display the multiple different levels and modes of distribution at work in the authorial process. In many areas of the humanities that rely on traditional textual media, then, the distributed author is alive and well, and remains a current object of study.

 

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 05-06/10/2018


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of California in los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA, USA)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Sean Gurd (Professor of Classics, University of Missouri); Francesca Martelli (Assistant Professor of Classics, UCLA)

 

INFO: gurds@missouri.edu

 

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE:  Gratis/free/gratuito

 

Se ruega enviar un email a /please contact /sono pregati di inviare una e-mail a fmartelli@humnet.ucla.edu.

 

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA: 

 

Friday, October 5

 

9.15-9.30: Welcome

 

9.30-11.30: Nandini Pandey, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

The Anxieties of Distributed Authorship in the Vergilian Vita Tradition

 

Joseph Howley, University of Columbia

 

Not evenly distributed: pursuing 'the author' in Roman book slavery

 

1.00-3.00: Scott McGill, Rice University

 

Mega-Intertextuality: Writing and Reading Vergilian Centos

 

Alexis Crawshaw and Marcos Novak, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Bridging the Ancient to the Digital Contemporary through Algorithmic Intertextuality

 

3.15-5.15: Pia Carolla, Universita Roma Tre

 

Distributed Authorship and Authoritative Texts; an Imperial Collection

 

Sandeep Bhagwati, Concordia University, Montreal

 

Notwithstanding Unique. Intertwined Authorship in Musical Comprovisation

 

 

Saturday, October 6

 

9.30-11.30: Dorota Dutsch, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Novelty and Meaning in a Pseudo-Pythagorean Network

 

Mario Biagioli, University of California, Davis

 

Ghostly Collaborations: making up co-authors in the age of big science

 

1.00-300: Daniel Selden, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

The Worlding of the Life of Ahiqar

 

Sergio Basso, Universita Roma Tre

 

The Barlaam and Joasaph - a New Paradigm Theory for its Formation

 

3.15-5.15: Francesca Martelli, University of California, Los Angeles

 

"Cicero's" Letters and the Selfie

 

Simon Biggs, University of South Australia

 

Distributed Authorship, Machine Learning and the heterogeneous Posthuman (dancing) subject

 

 

 

 

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