CfP: Book on Online Virality

The book Online Virality, edited by Valérie Schafer and Fred Pailler within the frame of the HIVI Project (, aims to focus on the many ways we may think about online virality, historicise it and analyse the circulation, reception, evolution of viral born-digital content. Virality, information circulation and content sharing always intertwine a heterogeneous arrangement of material, … Continued

CfP – Les mèmes : approches sémiolinguistiques et discursives

Pise, octobre 2022 Les propositions de communication de 3000 signes, à l’exclusion de la bibliographie, sont attendues à l’adresse suivante : au plus tard le 30 juillet 2022, avec le nom, prénom et affiliation universitaire. La langue principale du colloque sera le français, mais des communications en anglais, espagnol et italien seront aussi bienvenues. L’inscription est gratuite.

Discover a Meme (3): The Disaster Girl

by Jessica Pereira Creation Zoë Roth is a name that some might be familiar with, but “Disaster Girl” is more likely to invoke a reaction. Yet they are one and the same. The meme “Disaster Girl” is a picture of a little girl smiling devilishly into the camera in front a burning house, as if … Continued

IMACTIS Research Seminar. Images Today : Archives, Identities, and Algorithms

Looking forward to presenting our research tomorrow 17 février 2022 — 17h Johanna Drucker (University of California, Los Angeles) Ethics and Semiotics of Visualizing Archives through Interfaces Valérie Schafer (University of Luxembourg) The Memes Challenges. Virality, Mediatic Dimensions and Heritagization

Critical Meme Reader: Global Mutations of the Viral Image

A must-read, just out ! CRITICAL MEME READER: GLOBAL MUTATIONS OF THE VIRAL IMAGE  Edited by Chloë Arkenbout, Jack Wilson and Daniel de Zeeuw Beyond the so-called ‘Alt-right’ and its attendant milieus on 4chan and Reddit, memes have passed the post-digital threshold and entered new theoretical, practical, and geographical territories beyond the stereotypical young, white, … Continued

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