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The Journal of Electronic Publishing • “Disrupting the Humanities”


Special issue of the Journal of Electronic Publishing: ‘Disrupting the Humanities: Towards Posthumanities’, edited by Gary Hall and Janneke Adema. This special issue consists of a selection of video-articles by contributors including Mark Amerika, Monika Bakke, Endre Dányi, Johanna Drucker, Lesley Gourlay, Sarah Kember, Silvio Lorusso, Erin Manning, Niamh Moore, Karen Newman, SØren Pold, Craig Saper, and Iris van der Tuin, and is divided into 3 sections:

Please find a table of contents for this special issue underneath.

Disrupting the Humanities: Towards Posthumanities

The Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP)

Volume 19, No. 2 winter 2016

Edited by Janneke Adema and Gary Hall


  1. Maria Bonn, A Note From JEP
  2. Janneke Adema and Gary Hall, Posthumanities: The Dark Side of “The Dark Side of the Digital”

PART ONE – Creating Posthumanities: Disrupting Humanities Methodologies

Part one of Disrupting the Humanities consists of a radical exploration of new posthumanist methodologies that take into account the agency of technologies and other non-human actants involved in modern forms of knowledge production.

  1. Monika Bakke, Deep Time Environments: Art And The Materiality Of Life Beyond The Human
  1. Lesley Gourlay, Posthuman Texts: Nonhuman Actors, Mediators and Technologies of Inscription
  1. Niamh Moore, “Humanist” Methods in a “More-than-Human” World
  2. Iris van der Tuin, Reading Diffractive Reading: Where and When Does Diffraction Happen?

PART TWO – Performing Posthumanities: Disrupting Humanities Aesthetics

Part two looks at the ways in which research is mediated and performed. It focuses on a reconsideration of the aesthetics of scholarship, including the “aesthetics of bookishness.” In doing so it investigates the potential of more post-digital, hybrid and multimodal forms of knowledge creation.

  1. Erin Manning, 10 Propositions for Research-Creation
  1. SØren Pold, Ink After Print: Literary Interface Criticism
  1. Johanna Drucker, Diagrammatic Form and Performative Materiality
  2. Silvio Lorusso, The Post-Digital Publishing Archive: An Inventory of Speculative Strategies

PART THREE – Circulating Posthumanities: Disrupting Humanities Institutions

Part three of Disrupting the Humanities provides a critical examination of how research is disseminated and shared, be it via publication to peers or to students in a pedagogical setting, adopting practices of radical openness and experimentation to challenge the normative and often print-based (neo)liberal humanist assumptions of how scholars in the humanities communicate.

  1. Sarah Kember, At Risk? The Humanities and the Future of Academic Publishing
  1. Endre Dányi, Samizdat Lessons: Three Dimensions of the Politics of Self-Publishing
  1. Craig Saper, Disrupting Scholarship
  1. Mark Amerika, Glitch Ontology (A Video Performance)
  1. Karen Newman, The West Midlands as an ‘Electronic Super Highway’: BOM and the Emergence of New Art Infrastructures

MExIndex•  Experimental and visual arts-based moving image works by Irish artists

Online database

MExIndex is a searchable online database with free access to key information and writing on experimental and visual arts-based moving image works by Irish artists, by artists living in Ireland and on subject matter relating to Irish history, politics, culture and society. Works are continually being added to the database. It is a resource It is primarily a resource for curators, gallerists and museums, both national and international, to highlight and help find such works.

Ethics of Coding – A Report on the Algorithmic Condition

Cordis Europa- European Report, 2018

Professor Felicity Colman, Kingston University, London, United Kingdom (KU)
Professor Vera Bühlmann, Technische Universität Wien, Austria (TU)
Professor Aislinn O’Donnell, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland (NUIM)
Professor Iris van der Tuin, Utrecht University, Netherlands (UU)


The Aftermath Project : intermediality on line

Reviewing the Aftermath Project (2013-2014) in the Light of  Affect theory (A. Goarzin)

The Aftermath Project (2013-14) aims at offering insights intocomparable experiences of displacement and trauma in times of conflict through an assemblage of online media as well as exhibits throughout Ireland. This contribution suggests that the project goes beyond asserting the sole prism of the Irish Troubles by considering other, more recent experiences of migration to Ireland. As a complex object that is more than what it looks like, I argue that it addresses the interaction between the auto-ethnographic subject, the camera’s eye and the critic’s, and the role of the network in the circulation and perception of other people’s affects and of one’s own. To do so, I propose to implement Lisa Blackman’s methodology in order to “construct a material-semiotic-affective apparatus that reorients the perception towards new ways of seeing hearing, listening, and feeling”.

Keywords:, Troubles, migration, intermediality, affect theory, experience, network

Full article, Etudes Irlandaises, 41.1, 2016