Melody Jue (UCSB): Wild Blue Media: Thinking Through Sea Water (Duke University Press, 2020)
Jue's research is at the cutting edge of eco-criticism and "blue humanities." Come hear her talk about her new book, which (from the publisher): "destabilizes terrestrial-based ways of knowing and reorients our perception of the world by considering the ocean itself as a media environment—a place where the weight and opacity of seawater transforms how information is created, stored, transmitted, and perceived. By recentering media theory on and under the sea, Jue calls attention to the differences between perceptual environments and how we think within and through them as embodied observers. In doing so, she provides media studies with alternatives to familiar theoretical frameworks."
This event is part of the Fall 2021 virtual programming co-organized by the DH Center and DH@SDSU. Our Fall 2021 calendar is intended to support and enhance teaching and learning with events geared towards intellectual recovery and the refreshing of our sense of community. Towards that end, we offer book talks by authors of recent, cutting-edge digital+humanities scholarship, tools refresher workshops, and collaborative brainstorming sessions about what DH– and especially DH @ SDSU– means after a year+ of learning online.DH Events