This is a call for panelists on an invited panel.
The topic of the panel is Antoine Volodine, and the theme is “the medium is the message.”
Below is a draft of the panel proposal.
The fiction of Antoine Volodine often depicts media traveling across networks and communities. Messages are destroyed after being disseminated, a la Snapchat. The low character counts of the narrats call to mind the brevity of Twitter posts. How does the literature of Volodine, across five decades (the 1980s through the 2020s), depict the rise of new media technologies? What does the treatment of media technologies in the novels of Volodine say about the current era of silos, polarizations, suspicion, censorship, and propaganda?