Publications

Lagerkvist, Amanda

Phd. Associate Professor, Wallenberg Academy Fellow, Head of the Existential Terrains programme

Books

Lagerkvist, A. (contracted) Existential Media, New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lagerkvist, A. (ed.) (2018) Digital Existence: Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture, London: Routledge.

Journal articles

Lagerkvist, A. & Andersson, Y. (2017) “The Grand Interruption: Death Online and Mediated Lifelines of Shared Vulnerability”, in Feminist Media Studies. Online First, June 13, 2017.

Lagerkvist, A. (2016) “Existential Media: Toward a Theorization of Digital Thrownness”, in New Media & Society. Online First, June 7, 2016.

Lagerkvist, A. (2015) “The Netlore of the Infinite: Death (and Beyond) in the Digital Memory Ecology”, in The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, Vol. 21, issue 1-2.

Lagerkvist, A. (2014) “A Quest for Communitas: Rethinking Mediated Collective Memory Existentially”, in Nordicom Review, issue 35.

Lagerkvist, A. (2013) “New Memory Cultures and Death: Existential Security in the Digital Memory Ecology”, in Thanatos, Vol. 2, issue 2, December 2013.

Book chapters

Lagerkvist, A. & Linden, K. (forthcoming) ”Digital Post-scarcity Versus Default Amnesia: Russian Political Existence and the Online Resurrection of Memories of the Dead at the Nord-ost Theatre Siege” in Communicating Memory & History, D. W. Park & N. Maurantonio (eds.), New York: Peter Lang.

Lagerkvist, A. (2018) “Numerical Being and Non-being: Probing the Ethos of Quantification in Bereavement Online”, in The Networked Self: Birth, Life, Death, Z. Papacharissi (ed.), London: Routledge.

Lagerkvist, A. (2018) “Digital Existence: An introduction” in Digital Existence: Ontology, Ethics and Religiosity in Digital Culture, A. Lagerkvist (ed.), London: Routledge.

Lagerkvist, A. (2018) “The Internet is Always Awake: Sensations, Sounds and Silences of the Digital Grave” in Digital Existence: Ontology, Ethics and Religiosity in Digital Culture, A. Lagerkvist (ed.), London: Routledge.

Lagerkvist, A. (2017) “The Media End: Digital Afterlife Agencies and Techno-existential Closure”, in Digital Memory Studies: Media Pasts in Transition, A. Hoskins (ed.), New York: Routledge.

Lagerkvist, A. (2016b) “Embodiments of Memory: Toward and Existential Approach to the Culture of Connectivity”, Memory Unbound: Tracing the Dynamics of Memory Studies, S. Craps, P. Vermeulen & L. Bond (eds.), New York: Berghahn Books, pp. 173-194 (19 pages).

Westerlund, Michael

Research Fellow, 2015-2018

Journal articles

Westerlund, M. (in review) “Online Mourning: Swedish Suicide Bereaved Usage of Digital Resources in their Grief Work”, in OMEGA – Journal of Death and Dying.

Krysinska K., Westerlund M., Niederkrotenthaler T. et al. (2017) “A Mapping Study on the Internet and Suicide”, in Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention,23:1-10. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000444.

Westerlund M., Hadlaczky G., Wasserman D. (2015) “Case study of posts before and after a suicide on a Swedish internet forum”, in BJ Psych, 207: 476-482. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.154484.

Kasahara-Kiritani M., Hadlaczky G., Westerlund M. et al. (2015) “Reading books and watching films as a protective factor against suicidal ideation”, in Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 12: 15937–15942. doi:10.3390/ijerph121215032.

Conference presentations

Westerlund M. (2016) “Speaking the unspeakable: digital publicness of bereavement. A study of suicide survivors’ usage of digital resources in their grief work”. Paper presentation at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference, Leicester, UK, July 27-31, 2016.

Hutchings, Timothy

Postdoc, 2015-2017

Journal articles

Hutchings, T. (2017) “We are a United Humanity: Death, Emotion and Digital Media in the Church of Sweden”, in Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 61(1): 97-107.

Book chapters

Hutchings, T. & Linden, K. (forthcoming 2017) “Tourists at Chernobyl: Existential Meaning and Digital Media”, in Heritage of Death: Producing and Consuming Landscapes of Memory, Sentiment and Performance, M. Frihammer & H. Silverman (eds.), London: Routledge.

Hutchings, T. (2017) “Being Church Online: Networks and Existential Terrains”, in Creating Church Online: Ritual, Community and New Media, monograph by T. Hutchings. London: Routledge, pp. 220-241.

Andersson, Yvonne

Research Assistant & Postdoctoral Researcher, 2014-2016

Journal articles

Andersson, Y. (forthcoming) “Blogs and the Art of Dying: Blogging with, and about, Severe Cancer in Late Modern Swedish Society”, inOMEGA – Journal of Death and Dying.

Andersson, Y. & Lagerkvist, A. (corresponding author) (2017) “The Grand Interruption: Death Online and Mediated Lifelines of Shared Vulnerability”, in Feminist Media Studies Online First June 13, 2017.

Linden, Katerina

PhD Candidate, Network Coordinator, 2015-ongoing

Book chapters

Linden, K. & Lagerkvist, A. (corresponding author) (forthcoming) ”Digital Post-scarcity Versus Default Amnesia: Russian Political Existence and the Online Resurrection of Memories of the Dead at the Nord-ost Theatre Siege” in Communicating Memory & History, D. W. Park & N. Maurantonio (eds.), New York: Peter Lang.

Linden, K. & Hutchings, T. (forthcoming, 2017) “Tourists at Chernobyl: Existential Meaning and Digital Media”, in Heritage of Death: Producing and Consuming Landscapes of Memory, Sentiment and Performance, M. Frihammer & H. Silverman (eds.), London: Routledge.

Kristina Stenström

Research Assistant & Postdoctoral Researcher & 2017-2019

Conference presentations

Stenström, K. (2017) Involuntary Childlessness Online: Spaces of Loss and Becoming”, Paper to be presented at the NORDMEDIA Conference ’Mediated Realities – Gobal Challenges’, August 17-19, 2017.

Charles M. Ess

Visiting Professor, 2017

Journal articles

Ess, C. M. (2017) Editor, “Communication and Technology” (with R. Ling, G. Enli, H. Campbell, M. Bakardjieva, R. Gehl, J. Abdelnour-Nocera & M. Denmore, E. Staksrud, T. Milosevic), in The Annals of the International Communication Association: special double issue, D. Ewoldsen, W. Zhang (eds.), Vol. 1, issue 3 (September, 2017), Volume 1, issue 4 (December, 2017)

Book chapters

Ess, C. M. (in progress) “Afterword”, Digital Existence: Ontology, Ethics and Religiosity”, in Digital Culture, A. Lagerkvist (ed.), London: Routledge. MS due Fall, 2017.

Ess, C. M. (in progress) “Ethics and Mediatization: Subjectivity, Judgment (phronesis) and Meta-theoretical Coherence?” in Responsibility and Resistance: Ethics in Mediatized Worlds, T. Eberwein, M. Karmasin, F. Krotz, M. Rath (eds.). MS submitted May 2017.

Ess, C. M. (in progress) “Trust in Information Technology”, in Routledge Handbook of Trust and Philosophy, J. Simon (ed.). MS submitted February, 2017.

Ess, C. M. & Segerstad, Y. H. (in progress) “Everything Old is New Again: The ethics of digital inquiry and its design”, in Designs for Experimentation and Inquiry: Approaching Learning and Knowing in Digital Transformation, Å. Mäkitalo, T. E. Nicewonger, M. Elam (eds.). MS submitted March 2017.

Ess, C. M. (2017) “Grounding Internet Research Ethics 3.0: A view from (the) AoIR”. (Foreword), in Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Challenges, Cases, and Contexts, M. Zimmer, K. Kinder-Kurlanda (eds.), Peter Lang.

Ess, C. M. (2017) “Digital Media Ethics”, in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication.

Ess, C. M. (2017) “God Out of the Machine?: The Politics and Economics of Technological Development”, in Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Philosophy, A. Beavers (ed.), 83-111. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference.

Funding

  • Stockholm university
  • Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse
  • Wallenberg Academy Fellows
  • Stiftelsen Marcus och Amalia Wallenbergs Minnesfond

EXISTENTIAL TERRAINS is a research programme funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (2014-2018) and by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (2015-2017) headed by Amanda Lagerkvist, PhD., Associate Professor and Wallenberg Academy Fellow at the Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University.