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Emoji Dick, Emoji Dickinson

Lisa Gitelman, New York University

November 29, 2017 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 010 East Pyne

Humanities Council

On Wednesday, November 29, the Humanities Council will host the third lecture in a new, seven-part, year-long speaker series about the field of Media Studies, Positions and Prospects, organized by Devin Fore (German). Lisa Gitelman, New York University, will deliver a talk that uses a recent “translation” of Melville’s Moby-Dick into emoji as an occasion to consider the literary present. More generally, Gitelman will try to inhabit some of the uncharted intellectual terrain between media studies and literary studies.


Lisa Gitelman, professor of English and of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Lisa Gitelman is a professor of English and of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She is the author most recently of Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents and the editor of “Raw Data” Is an Oxymoron.

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