by Carly Schnitzler, Graduate Communications Editor
NYU’s Professor Alex Galloway will be the 2019 Boundaries of Literature Symposium keynote speaker. The Boundaries of Literature Symposium is an annual speaker series put on by the Comparative Literature & English Association of Graduate Students (CoLEAGS) to highlight the work and research of a scholar in digital humanities and media studies. For this year’s Symposium (March 20-1), Dr. Galloway will lead a talk, titled “Uncomputable,” that will explore the realm of the uncomputable, from the binary present to the non-binary future and and a seminar on New French Theory.
Dr. Galloway is a Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. His research focuses on issues in philosophy, technology, and theories of mediation. He is author of several books on digital media and critical theory, including The Interface Effect (Polity, 2012). His collaboration with Eugene Thacker and McKenzie Wark, Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation, has recently been published by the University of Chicago Press. With Jason E. Smith, Galloway co-translated the Tiqqun book Introduction to Civil War (Semiotext[e], 2010). For ten years he worked with RSG on Carnivore, Kriegspiel and other software projects. Galloway’s newest project is a monograph on the work of François Laruelle.
Past Boundaries of Literature Symposium keynote speakers have included Dr. Lorie Emerson (University of Colorado) and Dr. Matthew Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland). The 2019 Boundaries of Literature Symposium will take place on March 20th and 21st. For information, click here.