Northern Star Symposium 2022

Northern Star Symposium 2022

Too odd, too controversial or too difficult to research? The Journalism group at Nord University, Bodø, invites you to talk about it at the Northern Star symposium 2022.

Start date:

17 October 2022 09:00

End date:

18 October 2022 17:00

Location:

Nordland kultursenter, Bodø

​​​​​The Northern Star symposium is an annual meeting place for social media, play, games and communication scholars to exchange ideas and thoughts at a stage before they are to move on to publication. The goal is to have a meeting place for peers to discuss ideas while they are developing, to foster unexpected directions of study and research, and support budding ideas.

The topic for 2022 is Obscurity.

Key notes: 
Konrad Sierzputowski: "All that Kinky Cyber Dreams: New Media and Queer Sex-Education in Poland"

Nele Van de Mosselaer: "Obscure Fiction: Asking the "Silly" Questions"

About the key note speakers: 

Konrad Sierzputowski received his Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from Jagiellonian University, where he studied the evolution of queer music under the transfigurations of global neoliberalism. His research oscillates around the history of LGBTQ+ music and the politics/aesthetics of queer sonic resistance. In 2018, he published his first book "Listening to the Holograms: Corporeality of Virtual Animated Bands" where he researched semiotics and somathoaesthetics of "non-human" music performances. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Junior Research Scholarship at Columbia University Music Department (2020/21) and the "START" Scholarship of the Foundation for Polish Science (2021). In 2022 he translated and adapted the musical "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" for the Capitol Musical Theater in Wrocław.​

Nele Van de Mosselaer is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Her main fields of interest are the philosophy of fiction, game studies, and narratology. In her research, she explores the relation between imagination, emotions, actions, and desires in the context of fiction experiences. She is especially interested in how the boundaries between reality and fiction can be blurred within virtual environments. She has also co-designed a philosophical videogame about these subjects.


Start date:

17 October 2022 09:00

End date:

18 October 2022 17:00

Location:

Nordland kultursenter, Bodø