The International Crime Fiction Research Group, based at the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities in Queen’s University Belfast, was created in 2013.
It brings together scholars from disciplines such as literature, film studies and cultural history. Its principal aim is to organise a series of initiatives themed around issues relating to the international genres of crime fiction, in order to establish long-term collaborations with other UK and European scholars and Libraries.
It will involve crime authors and series editors, and other stakeholders in the circulation of crime fiction, such as publishers, critics, translators and specialised retailers.
It builds on a series of conferences held to date by the Ireland-based International Crime Genre Research Network, in partnership with Dr Kate Quinn (University of Galway) and Dr Marieke Krajenbrink (University of Limerick) in Galway (2005), Limerick (2007), Cork (2009) and Belfast (2011)
Transient Topographies: Space and Interface in Digital Literature and Art is the second Galway Digital Cultures Initiative conference, and it took place at the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies at the Hardiman Research building on NUI Campus, on 20-21 April 2018.
The event was funded by the Irish Research Council and the European Commission via Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions
See also : Other Codes / Cóid Eile – Digital Literatures in Context, 1st Galway Digital Cultures Initiative conference
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)
Quantum Reading (Digital Literacy)
In ‘quantum physics’ a phenomenon is produced by the intersection of a set of possibilities and an act of perceptual intervention. At the level of granularity we are used to experiencing in daily business, matter appears to operate with a certain consistency according to Newton’s laws. But at the atomic and subatomic level, these consistencies dissolve into probabilities, not certainties, providing contingent, rather than absolute, identities. We should simply think of letters, words, typefaces, graphic forms in the same way. Think of the page as a force field, a set of tensions in relation, which assumes a form when intervened through the productive act of reading. Peculiar? Not really, just unfamiliar as a way to think about ‘things’ as experienced. A slight vertigo can be induced by considering a page as a force field, a set of elements in contingent relation, a set of possibilities, instructions for a potential event. But every reading reinvents a text, produces it, as an intervention, and that is a notion we have long felt comfortable invoking. I’m merely shifting our attention from the ‘productive’ character of signifying field.
(Johanna Drucker, in Graphical Readings and the Visual Aesthetics of Textuality)
‘Introduction to New Materialist Genealogies: New Materialisms, Novel Mentalities, Quantum Literacy’ Vera Bühlmann, Felicity Colman, Iris van der Tuin (Minnesota Review, Issue 88, 2017, pp. 47-58, Duke University Press)
Katherine Hayles, How we Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis – excellent book on digital literacy and how we read – close text reading to hyper-text reading (online)