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Programm

2.30 to 2.45
WELCOME ADDRESS
Peter Scherrer (Director of the Doctoral Academy and Vice-Rector for Research and the Promotion of Early Stage Researchers)

2.45 to 3.45
PRESENTATIONS BY DOCTORAL CANDIDATES OF THE MEMBER CONSORTIA I

3.45 to 4.00
COFFEE BREAK

4.00 to 5.00
PRESENTATIONS BY DOCTORAL CANDIDATES OF THE MEMBER CONSORTIA II

 

5.00 to 5.30
COFFEE BREAK

5.30 to 6.30
PUBLIC LECTURE

Getting a Digital Life: Academic Self-Presentation Online
Online presence is essential for scholars — both emerging and established — and opens up new questions about the use, ethics, and strategies of academic self-presentation online. This talk addresses these issues and discusses the relevance of online self-presentation in a shifting academic culture: How have practices of self-reflection and the presentation of self changed with the advent of digital media? Shifts in key concepts, such as archives, memory, identity, authenticity, branding, and quantification, make clear that what formerly was called the individual “self” is now a distributed subjectivity across multiple relationships and ideologies. How does the explosion of virtual “I”’s  reshape familiar concepts about the self? What issues does the proliferation of online “selves” raise? In what ways do digital environments, which situate subjects as assemblages of surfaces, networks, archives, nodes, and avatars, blur the boundaries of individual lives and “remix” aspects of multiple persons? What consequences of online self-presentation ensue for us as “users”?

See, in particular:
Smith, Sidonie and Julia Watson. 2014. “Virtually Me: A Toolbox About Online Self-Presentation.” Identity Technology. Ed. Anna Poletti and Julie Rak. University of Wisconsin Press. 70–95.
Smith, Sidonie and Julia Watson (eds.). 2002. Interfaces: Women, Autobiography, Images, Performance. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Very brief bio (joint)
Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson have coauthored several books, including Life Writing in the Long Run: A Smith & Watson Autobiography Studies Reader (Michigan Publishing Services, 2017, in print, e-book and open access at http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/mpub.9739969 and Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives (Univ. Minnesota Press, expanded edition, 2010). Julia Watson is Professor Emerita of Comparative Studies and former Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University; Sidonie Smith is Mary Fair Croushore Professor of the Humanities, Director of the Institute for the Humanities at The University of Michigan and was the 2010 President of the Modern Language Association of America.

6.30
BUFFET and GET-TOGETHER

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