Amanda Lagerkvist's book talk

Welcome to Amanda Lagerkvist’s book talk "Existential Media: A Media Theory of the Limit Situation"!

HSSH Guest Professor and HEREMES Guest Lecturer Professor Amanda Lagerkvist gives a book talk on her new publication: Existential Media: A Media Theory of the Limit Situation (Oxford University Press, 2022)


Time: Monday 12 December 2–4 pm.

Venue: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Common room (3. floor), Fabianinkatu/Fabiansgatan 24


The event is co-organized by HSSH and HEREMES.

You are warmly welcome!


About the author

Amanda Lagerkvist is a professor of Media and Communication Studies in the Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University and a visiting professor at HSSH (Helsinki Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities).


Book description

“Introducing the field of existential media studies in conversation with disability studies, the new materialism and the environmental humanities, the book offers a media theory of the limit situation which brings limits, in all their shapes and forms, onto the radar when we interrogate media. - - The book ultimately calls forth a different ethos which powerfully challenges ideals of limitlessness, quantification and speed, and seeks out alternate intellectual and ethical coordinates for reclaiming, imagining and anticipating a responsible future with existential media.”