From the announcement:
The following #MLA19 session will take place on January 3, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Suite 5 from 7-8:15 pm.
Screen/Post-Screen Digital Humanities
The screen shapes our concept of the digital, and further, the contemporary communication of graphical information. Figures like Johanna Drucker mobilize this fact toward charting fluid formations in visual epistemology–pre-screenic, screenic, and post-screenic in nature. “Images have a history,” Drucker writes, “but so do concepts of vision and these are embedded in the attitudes of their times and cultures as assumptions guiding the production and use of images for scientific or humanistic inquiry” (Graphesis 19). Drucker’s observation identifies the fact that visual epistemology and technological production are inextricably linked. The screen may be our primary means of conveying information in the present, but numerous histories of visualization prefigure and exceed the limits of the screen–“different technologies and media play their role in knowledge production as surely as do changes in optical instruments and observational techniques” (Graphesis 21).