Welcome to the Literature Technology Media Research Group at the University of Cambridge. We aim to stimulate and coordinate research across Cambridge’s Faculty of English, and beyond, into the history, present and future of the relations between literature, technology and media. Read more about our aims.

Our most recent conference, Excavating Media: Devices, Processes, Apparatuses, with plenary lectures from Jussi Parikka and Bernhard Siegert, took place in Cambridge 30th June-1st July 2017.

Literature Technology Media hosted a two-week visit to Cambridge by Professor Bernhard Siegert, Director of the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM) at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Professor Siegert is a world-leading historian and theorist of media whose work has redefined the scope and direction of media studies. His most recent book is Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real (2015). Professor Siegert gave a lecture entitled ‘Epistemologies of Disruption: Self-References of the Medium in German Radio History’ on 29th June, Faculty of English, 9 West Road, GR06/07, 5-6.30.

Embodying Media: From Print to the Digital took place on Saturday 27th May 2017  in Cambridge.

The first volume in our Technographies series, Writing, Medium, Machine: Modern Technographies, edited by Sean Pryor and David Trotter, appeared from Open Humanities Press in Autumn 2016. Steven Connor’s Dream Machines appeared in June 2017.

Our ongoing project is the compilation of a Technicon, along with a number of other research strands.

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