The English Institute at Harvard University

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 Bogost, Georgia 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