Chair of Slavic Literatures and Cultures


iRhetoric in Russian: Performing the Self through Mobile Technology

Passau, Germany, 12 - 14 June 2014
Conference Organisers: Gernot Howanitz, Dirk Uffelmann

Conference Programme

12 June 2014

6:00 pm: Keynote "Selfies, Cities, and Patterns: What We Are Learning by Analysing Millions of Social Media Photos" [Lev Manovich (New York)]

13 June 2014

9:00 am: Opening Words [Rainer Wernsmann (Vice-President of the University of Passau)]
9:15 am: Organizational Introduction [Dirk Uffelmann, Gernot Howanitz]
9:30 am:
iRhetoric in Russian: A Tentative Introduction [Dirk Uffelmann (Passau)]

Section I: Communicating Identities (Chair: Ellen Rutten)

10:00 am: Questioning the Binary of On-line and Offline Communication: The 'Prosaization' of ICT [Elena Trubina (Ekaterinburg)]
10:20 am: Virtual Self and Digital Social Order: Performing Class in Runet Communication [Vera Zvereva (Edinburgh)]
10:40 am: Identity as Informed by Discourse, Performed Through Genre and Manifest in Mode: A Multimodal Analysis of Russian Online Identities [Natasha Rulyova (Birmingham)]
11:00 am: Discussion

Section IIa: The Virtual Self and Society (Chair: Michael Gorham)

12:00 pm: Visual Rhetoric and Self-Perception in Public Protest and Online Communication [Henrike Schmidt (Berlin)]
12:20 pm: Statistics of Memory and Protest: The iRhetoric of Political Mobilization and Cultural Despair [Alexander Etkind (Florence)]
12:40 pm: Discussion

Section IIb: The Virtual Self and Society (Chair: Ulrich Schmid)

3:00 pm: Mobile Technology and Civic Identity: Industry Perspectives [Michael Gorham (Gainesville)]
3:20 pm: Wartime Selfies: Genres, Engagements, Affects [Adi Kuntsman (Manchester)]
3:40 pm: Discussion
4:30 pm:   Roundtable Day 1 (Chair: Dirk Uffelmann)

14 June 2014

Section III: Online Performances between Fact and Fiction (Chair: Alexander Etkind)

9:30 am: iRhetoric and the True Self: Sincerity Discourse and New Media [Ellen Rutten (Amsterdam)]
9:50 am: Performing the Russian Poet in Digital Genres [Marijeta Bozovic (Yale)]
10:10 am: 'Life Tweeting': Linor Goralik Performing the Multiple Self [Gernot Howanitz (Passau)]
10:30 am: Discussion

Section IV: Networked "Extensions of Man" (Chair: Gernot Howanitz)

11:30 am: The Imperfect Communication: On the Use of Mobile Technology as an Educational Tool [Gasan Gusejnov (Moscow)]
11:50 am: Transmedia projects in Contemporary Russia: Participatory Culture in the Situation of "Internet vs. TV divide" [Ekaterina Lapina-Kratasyuk (Moscow)]
12:10 pm: The Self, History and Society in Russian Video Games [Ulrich Schmid (St Gallen)]
12:30 pm: Discussion
2:00 pm: Roundtable Day 2 (Chair: Marijeta Bozovic)
2:30 pm: Closing Words [Dirk Uffelmann, Gernot Howanitz]

iRhetoric participants

iRhetoric participants