CANCELLED - Networking Australasia, Researching Novel-Worlds in the Cyberage

14 February 2013, 16:00 - 18:00

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Unfortunately this event has now been cancelled.

Debjani Ganguly presents at the Digital Humanities Network seminar. This event is free to attend and open to all, but please register your interest using the form on the right hand side of the page.

For more information about the seminar series, please contact Dr Anne Alexander

Abstract:

This talk will focus on some recent developments in Australia and its neighbouring regions in the field globally designated as Digital Humanities. These include cyberinfrastructure initiatives and other collaborative research projects in textual, visual and material cultures. I will also talk briefly about my own research interests in the genre of the novel as it has been transformed in our digital age.

Speaker's Biography:

Debjani Ganguly directs the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University. She is also the Convener of EResearch projects and programs at ANU’s Digital Humanities Hub. She works in the areas of postcolonial literary and historical studies, and world literature in the era of globalization. Her books include, "Caste, Colonialism and Countermodernity", Routledge, 2005, "Edward Said: The Legacy of a Public Intellectual" (ed.), Melbourne University Press, 2007, and "Rethinking Gandhi and Nonviolent Relationality: Global Perspectives" (ed.), Routledge, 2007. She is currently completing a monograph for Duke University Press entitled, "Hypermediated Deathworlds: The Novel After 1989". In 2011 she edited a special issue of the Routledge journal in theoretical humanities "Angelaki" on the theme, ‘Limits of the Human’. This volume offers a range of critical perspectives on the ‘human’ as a limit case against the backdrop of catastrophic climate change, large-scale mediatization of geopolitical carnage and the materialist informatics of our digital worlds. She has recently published essays in 'The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature' and 'The Cambridge Companion to Modern Indian Culture'. Debjani is an elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of UK and Ireland, Chair of ANU’s Freilich Foundation Board, member on the international advisory Boards of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI, Duke University) and CLARINS (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure), Utrecht University. She also serves on the steering council of Project Bamboo, a cyberinfrastructure project in the Humanities led by the University of California, Berkeley.