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Siren Echoes: Sound, Image, and the Media of Antiquity

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 9:00am to 7:00pm

Uris Library, 311
McGraw Tower, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

November 7:

7:00 PM: Performance by The World According to Sound
Founders’ Room, Anabel Taylor Hall

November 8:
Uris Library, Room 311 (Media Room)

9:30 AM: Coffee and breakfast

10:00 AM: Antiquity in Media Theory (Chair: Jeremy Braddock)

  • Till Heilmann (Bonn): “Ancestral Sin: Orality and Literacy in Classical Media Theory”
  • Erik Born (Cornell): “Recursive Media Historiography: A Siren is a Siren is a Siren…”
  • Tanvi Solanki (Yonsei): “Kittler’s Sirens: German Media Theory and the Greeks”

12:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM: Sounds of the Anthropocene (Chair: Annetta Alexandridis)

  • Athena Kirk (Cornell): “Clouds, Cows, and Shields: Some Posthuman Sounds in Homer and Hesiod"
  • Shane Butler (Johns Hopkins): “Animal Listening”
  • Glenn Peers (Syracuse): “The Animal Media of Making Christians in the Byzantine World”

4:30 PM: Sacred Resonances (Chair: Annette Richards)

  • Alexander Forte (Colgate): “A Resonant Architectural Medium in Classical Eleusis”
  • Andrew Hicks (Cornell): “Listening Otherwise to Classical Persian Literature”

6:00 PM: Reception

November 9:
Uris Library, Room 311 (Media Room)

9:00 AM: Coffee and breakfast

9:30 AM: Image, Medium and Light (Chair: Ben Anderson)

  • Ava Shirazi (Princeton): “The Second Sun: Reflective Media and Mediality through the Greek Eye”
  • Verity Platt (Cornell): “Light, Matter, and Medium in Posidippus’ Poems on Stones”
  • Evan Allen (Cornell): “Between Body and Light: Media Effects of Monochromatic
    Grounds in Roman Wall Painting”

12:00 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM: Media Pathologies (Chair: Patrizia McBride)

  • Sean Gurd (Missouri):  “Echo Beyond Narcissus: Sound, Media, and the Classical Tradition in Marshall McLuhan”
  • Pantelis Michelakis (Bristol): “Narrative transmission as contagion”

4:00 PM: Genealogies of the Image (Chair: Dan-El Padilla Peralta)

  • Jennifer Stager (Johns Hopkins): “Color in Contempt”
  • Jens Schroeter (Bonn): “Mosaic: A Different Archaeology of the Digital Image”

5:30 PM: Concluding discussion

6:00 PM: Reception

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