The Digital Humanities Initiative Presents:
In Defense of Speed: A Non-Hermeneutical Approach to Fast Forward Media Techniques
Tuesday, April 23 - 4:30pm, McCormick 106
Reception to Follow in McCormick Lobby
Harun Maye, Researcher and Lecturer in the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM) at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, has joined the Department of German as a Visiting Associate Professional Specialist for the spring of 2013. After graduating in German Philology, Philosophy and Political Science, he received his intellectual training in the DFG-Graduate School on Codification of Violence in Medial Transformations at the Berlin Humboldt-University. Focusing on the intersection of media and cultural communication, he was Researcher at the DFG-Collaborative Research Centre Media and Cultural Communication, jointly organized by the Universities of Cologne, Bonn and Aachen. His research and teaching focuses on german literary history, the history of terms and metaphors, cultural technologies and the history of reading. He is currently completing a book on the history of “skipping” and “zapping” as modes of reading. Recent publications are: “Einführung in die Kulturwissenschaft” (München 2011, Coeditor: Leander Scholz); “Die Hyäne. Lesarten eines politischen Tiers” (Zürich/Berlin 2010, Coeditor: Markus Krajewski); “Metapher Internet. Literarische Bildung und Surfen” (Berlin 2009, Coauthor: Matthias Bickenbach).