[EVENT] Sounding Cultures: From Performance to Politics

Cornell University,  14th & 15th October 2011.

This conference, organised by the Society for the Humanities, is free and open to the public. Here’s the programme:

10/14, 1:15 pm: Introduction
Timothy Murray, Director, Society for the Humanities
14/10/2011, 1:30 pm: Listening in Motion
Jim Drobnick (Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory, OCAD
University, Toronto), “Listening Awry”
Art Jones (Artist, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), “Motion Graf:
Electronic Media as Public Art”
14/10/2011, 3:00 pm: Audition from the Middle East
Ziad Fahmy (Fellow, Society for the Humanities; Assistant Professor of Near
Eastern Studies, Cornell), “Listening to Egypt: Vaudeville and Sound Media
during the First World War”
Jeanette Jouili (Fellow, Society for the Humanities), “Connecting ethical
audition with ethical spectatorship: Islamic performing arts and its
14/10/2011, 4:30 pm: Plenary Lecture (Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin
Smith Hall)
Emily Thompson (Senior Invited Fellow, Society for the Humanities; Professor
of History, Princeton University), “Sound and Fury: Projecting Change in the
American Film Industry, 1926-1933”
15/10/2011, 9:30 am: African-American Performance
Caitlin Marshall (Doctoral Candidate, Performance Studies, UC, Berkeley),
“Power in the Tongue”
Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman (Fellow, Society for the Humanities; Assistant
Professor of English, Binghamton University), “Reconstructing Music: Race,
Listening, and the Jubilee Singers”
15/10/2011, 11:00 am: Sonic Practice
Sara Drury (Associate Professor of Film and Media Arts, Temple University),
“Unsound Practices: Variations on Themes of Sensing, Sending, Inscribing”
Nina Sun Eidsheim (Fellow, Society for the Humanities; Assistant Professor
of Musicology, UCLA), “Considering Sonic Site Specificity”
15/10/2011, 12:15 pm: Interactive Lunch
Eliot Bates (Music, Cornell), “Ithaca Soundscape Project”
Renate Ferro (Art, Cornell), “Suspicious Packages”
15/10/2011, 2:00 pm: Plenary Artist Presentation
Keith Obadike (Assistant Professor of Integrated Media Art and Sound Design,
William Paterson University) and Mendi Obadike (Assistant Professor of Media
Studies, Pratt Institute), “African Metropole / Sonic City”
15/10/2011, 3:30 pm: Soundscapes
Helen Thorington (Artist, Co-Director of New Radio and Performing Arts),
“Thoughts on Acoustic Space and Contemporary Practice”
Jonathan Skinner (Fellow, Society for the Humanities; Assistant Professor of
Environmental Studies, Bates College), “Ecopoetics: Poetry and the
15/10/2011, 5:00 pm: Concluding Panel: Resounding Cultures
Marcus Boon (Fellow, Society for the Humanities; Associate Professorof
English, York University)
Eric Lott, Fellow (Society for the Humanities; Professor of English,
University of Virginia)
Tom McEnaney (Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature,
15/10/2011, 9:00 pm: TechnoBeat Sound Performance
Art Jones (Artist, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) with Erin


For more information, check out the press release.


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