Scrambled Messages Symposium: Frazzled and Dazzled
Friday April 29th 2016
Organised by Prof. Caroline Arscott: The Courtauld Institute of Art
Advanced booking required via eventbrite
Frazzled and Dazzled brings together scholars from literature, art history, media studies and archaeology to focus on the flow of data and scrambling of information as historical sites take on new functions, imagery reaches new audiences and social and natural appearances are understood to be liable to blur and deceive. Nineteenth-century instances are considered alongside key contemporary phenomena. The day will offer broad-ranging discussions of photography, newspaper illustration, and other aspects of communications technology as well as the bafflements and reveals to be found in Victorian detective fiction and evolutionary theory. This symposium is organised by the research project ‘Scrambled Messages: the Telegraphic Imaginary, 1858-1900’ funded by the AHRC and focusing on the cultural effects of telegraphic technology.
Please see http://courtauld.ac.uk/event/frazzled-and-dazzled for further details and booking.