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DH-seminariet: Elena Lamberti, PERFORMATIVE STORYTELLING: PROBING THROUGH WORDS

Research
Culture and languages
Science and Information Technology

Elena Lamberti is a specialist of Modernist Literature, Cultural Memory, Literature and Media Ecology. The author of the award winning Marshall McLuhan’s Mosaic. Probing the Literary Origins of Media Studies (2012), she serves in a variety of editorial boards including Explorations in Media Ecology (EME); Wi: Journal of Mobile Media; and The International Journal of McLuhan Studies. She also leads the international project WeTell – Storytelling & Civic Awareness, which in a ”post-digital society” explores ”new skills to navigate the complexity of a multi-media environment that affects people’s individual/collective identities.”

Seminar
Date
18 Sep 2020
Time
15:00 - 17:00
Location
Zoom

The seminar will be split in two parts: a) Theoretical; b) Practical

a) Theoretical
Based on the Toronto School of communication (and my books on the topic), I would like to discuss the idea of performative storytelling as a humanistic tool to explore complex realities (including digital ones, of course).

b) Practical
Based on the tetrad model/four laws of media (McLuhan), I would like to experiment performative storytelling with the seminar, encouraging them to develop storytelling and create/develop stories/critical thinking.

Suggested reading – Three documents that are useful for part a):

  • Marshall McLuhan, ”Introduction," to his book The Mechanical Bride
  • J.G. Ballard's introduction to his novel Crash.
  • Elena Lamberti, "Malware Digitelling: Fakenews, or Mythmaking 2.0?” (Keynote address, Linköping 2017)