Andreas Kitzmann

Department of Humanities

Associate Professor

Office: Founders College, 321
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 88703
Emailkitzmann@yorku.ca

Professor Andreas Kitzmann has written widely on the impact of communications technology on the construction and practice of identity, electronic communities, and the influence of new media on narrative conventions. Other interests include the intersections between design, architecture and experience and the role that memory plays in the construction of individual and collective identity.

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Professor Andreas Kitzmann is Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities at York University. He received his PhD in comparative literature from McGill University and has written widely on the impact of communications technology on the construction and practice of identity, electronic communities, and the influence of new media on narrative conventions. Among his publications is Saved from Oblivion: Documenting the Daily from Diaries to Web Cams (Peter Lang, 2004).

Area of Specialization

Media, Technology and Culture

Degrees

PhD , McGill University
BA , McGill University
BA , Trinity Western University


Research Interests

Culture and Cultural Studies , Arts and Culture , Technology and Culture, Digital Technology and Culture, Design Architecture, Consumer Culture, Popular Culture, Life Writing and The Internet

All Publications

Books

Memory and Migration: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Memory Studies. Ed. Andreas Kitzmann and Julia Creet. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.

The Hypertext Handbook: the Straight Story. New York: Peter Lang Publications, 2006.

Saved From Oblivion: Documenting the Daily from Diaries to Web Cams. Digital Formations.New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2004.

Memory Work: The Theory and Practice of Memory. Ed. Andreas Kitzman, Conny Mithander and John Sundholm. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Publishing, 2005.

Book Chapters

“The Machines that Write Us: Social Media and the Evolution of the Autobiographical Subject” A History of English Autobiography, ed. Adam Symth. Cambridge University Press, 2016

"Hypertext in the Attic: the past, present and future of digital writing."Budra, Paul and Burnham, Clint, ed. From Text to Txting: New Media in the Classroom. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana UP, 2012

"Cultural and Social Memory of Migration. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Ness, Immanuel, ed. London: Wiley Blackwell Publishing, 2011.

"Frames of Memory: WWII German Expellees in Canada." Memory and Migration: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Memory Studies. Eds. Creet, Julia and Kitzmann, Andreas. Toronto: U of Toronto Press, 2011.

'The Page, the Camera and the Network: Media and the Materiality of Memory.' Memory Work: The Theory and Practice of Memory. Ed. Andreas Kitzmann, Conny Mithander and John Sundholm. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Publications, 2005.

"Transparency, Standardization and Servitude: the Paradoxes of Friendly Software." Perspectives on Multimedia: Communication, Media and Information Technology. Eds. Burnett, Robert and Brunstrom, Anna, and Nilsson, Anders. New York: J. Wiley, 2004.

Journal Articles

“Replicants, Imposters and the Real Deal: Issues of non-use and technology resistance in vintage and software instruments.” First Monday. Vol. 20, No. 11, November, 2015.

“Re-Visiting the Web Cam and the Promises and Perils of the Fully Networked Age.” Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 38.2 (Spring) 2015.

"The Material Turn: Making Digital Media Real (again). Canadian Journal of Communication. 2005 December, vol. 30, no. 4.

'That Different Place: Documenting the Self Within On-Line Environments.' Biography: an Interdisciplinary Quarterly 26.1 (Winter 2003): 48-65.

"Pioneer Spirits and the Lure of Technology: Vannevar Bush's Desk, Theodor Nelson's World." Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science and Technology. 2001 Fall, vol. 9, no. 3.

"Parables of the Network: The Lures and Spils of Global Economics." Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. 1998 Autumn, vol. 4, no. 3.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/CLTR3100 6.0  Culture, Meaning & Form SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HUMA1780 6.0  Stories in Diverse Media ONLN  


Professor Andreas Kitzmann has written widely on the impact of communications technology on the construction and practice of identity, electronic communities, and the influence of new media on narrative conventions. Other interests include the intersections between design, architecture and experience and the role that memory plays in the construction of individual and collective identity.


Professor Andreas Kitzmann is Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities at York University. He received his PhD in comparative literature from McGill University and has written widely on the impact of communications technology on the construction and practice of identity, electronic communities, and the influence of new media on narrative conventions. Among his publications is Saved from Oblivion: Documenting the Daily from Diaries to Web Cams (Peter Lang, 2004).

Area of Specialization

Media, Technology and Culture

Degrees

PhD , McGill University
BA , McGill University
BA , Trinity Western University

Research Interests:

Culture and Cultural Studies , Arts and Culture , Technology and Culture, Digital Technology and Culture, Design Architecture, Consumer Culture, Popular Culture, Life Writing and The Internet

All Publications

Books

Memory and Migration: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Memory Studies. Ed. Andreas Kitzmann and Julia Creet. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.

The Hypertext Handbook: the Straight Story. New York: Peter Lang Publications, 2006.

Saved From Oblivion: Documenting the Daily from Diaries to Web Cams. Digital Formations.New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2004.

Memory Work: The Theory and Practice of Memory. Ed. Andreas Kitzman, Conny Mithander and John Sundholm. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Publishing, 2005.

Book Chapters

“The Machines that Write Us: Social Media and the Evolution of the Autobiographical Subject” A History of English Autobiography, ed. Adam Symth. Cambridge University Press, 2016

"Hypertext in the Attic: the past, present and future of digital writing."Budra, Paul and Burnham, Clint, ed. From Text to Txting: New Media in the Classroom. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana UP, 2012

"Cultural and Social Memory of Migration. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Ness, Immanuel, ed. London: Wiley Blackwell Publishing, 2011.

"Frames of Memory: WWII German Expellees in Canada." Memory and Migration: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Memory Studies. Eds. Creet, Julia and Kitzmann, Andreas. Toronto: U of Toronto Press, 2011.

'The Page, the Camera and the Network: Media and the Materiality of Memory.' Memory Work: The Theory and Practice of Memory. Ed. Andreas Kitzmann, Conny Mithander and John Sundholm. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Publications, 2005.

"Transparency, Standardization and Servitude: the Paradoxes of Friendly Software." Perspectives on Multimedia: Communication, Media and Information Technology. Eds. Burnett, Robert and Brunstrom, Anna, and Nilsson, Anders. New York: J. Wiley, 2004.

Journal Articles

“Replicants, Imposters and the Real Deal: Issues of non-use and technology resistance in vintage and software instruments.” First Monday. Vol. 20, No. 11, November, 2015.

“Re-Visiting the Web Cam and the Promises and Perils of the Fully Networked Age.” Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 38.2 (Spring) 2015.

"The Material Turn: Making Digital Media Real (again). Canadian Journal of Communication. 2005 December, vol. 30, no. 4.

'That Different Place: Documenting the Self Within On-Line Environments.' Biography: an Interdisciplinary Quarterly 26.1 (Winter 2003): 48-65.

"Pioneer Spirits and the Lure of Technology: Vannevar Bush's Desk, Theodor Nelson's World." Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science and Technology. 2001 Fall, vol. 9, no. 3.

"Parables of the Network: The Lures and Spils of Global Economics." Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. 1998 Autumn, vol. 4, no. 3.


Teaching:

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/CLTR3100 6.0  Culture, Meaning & Form SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HUMA1780 6.0  Stories in Diverse Media ONLN