25 Nov Call for Papers: „Focus in Distraction“
Graduate Conference „Focus in Distraction“ at University of California, Berkeley, February 26–28, 2016: Please note the call for papers – Submissions are due to December 15, 2015.
Reading, in an age of digital distractions and mobile devices, is abbreviated and interrupted. In an era that valorizes attention, coherence, focus, and flow, it is more relevant than ever to consider how and why texts emulate, challenge, and are modified by distracted modes of perception. Indeed, what can reading and critical thinking yield in such a state of distraction?