The graduate students of the Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah invite you to Confutati, a multidisciplinary conference that will take place on February 5th and 6th, 2016.
#Culture aims to trace the impact of our ever changing media and its effect on contemporary
discourse and self-representation. The hashtag used in popular social media has become
a signal of both humor and political impetus that has thus redefined the scope of
popular culture. In a world of “selfies,” “autocorrect,” and “emojis,” how has the
nature of discourse and representation been liberated or limited? In what realm of
representation(s) do we find ourselves? Cultural legitimation, subjectivity, and identity
are called into question in our understanding of #culture.
University of Utah • Confutati Conference • February 5th and 6th, 2016
Department of World Languages and Cultures • http://languages.utah.edu/confutati/
Open to the Public
Friday Panels • 1:00pm-2:00pm • LNCO 2110
Keynote Speech • Friday • 3:00pm • CTIHB 101
Saturday Panels • 10:00am-4:00pm • LNCO 2110