Virtual Histories

February 19, 2011 (Saturday) / 9:00 am4:45 pm

Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Virtual Histories



9:00–9:20a | Coffee and Remarks

9:20–10:50a | Session I
Moderator: Joseph Lavery, Comparative Literature, Penn

Jesse Hoffman
, English, Rutgers
"Virtual Photohistory: Tennyson's In Memoriam"
Chris Morales, Cultural Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam
"No One Ever Really Dies on Facebook: Mourning Practices and the Metaphysics of the Virtual"
Marla Pagan-Mattos, Comparative Literature, Penn
"From Virtuous to Virtual: Poetic Access to Saintly Praesentia in the Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X"

11:00a–12:30p | Session II
Moderator: David Alff, English, Penn

Peter Sachs Collopy, History & Sociology of Science, Penn
"Virtual Revolutions"
Jeehey Kim, Art History, CUNY Grad Center
"Commemorating the Dead in Virtual Space"

Sara Beth Levavy, Art History, Stanford
"Projected Reality: The Interwar Newsreel and the Cinematic Vernacular"

12:30-1:30p | Lunch

1:30–3:00p | Session III
Moderator: Emily Zazulia, Music, Penn

Brooke McCorkle, Music, Penn
"Chopin's Virtual Voice"

Daniel Morse, English, Temple
"Your Friend the Phonograph: Advertising the Virtual Voice in Early Film"   

Patrick Wood Uribe, Music, Princeton
"Written Music Examples in the Nineteenth Century: Imagined Sound and Virtual Performance"

3:15–4:45p | Session IV
Moderator: Christen Mucher, English, Penn

Lauren Klein, English, CUNY Grad Center
"Virtual Research, Actual Lives: Text Mining Slavery's Digital Archive"

Ella Mershon, English, UC Berkeley
"Treating Objects Like Women: The Bodies of Humean Sympathy"
Jason Zuzga, English, Penn
"The Virtual Life of The Inner Life of a Cell"

5:00–6:30 | Keynote
Lisa Nakamura, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Griefing Culture and Incivility on the Internet