Events: Mediating Difference: Sights and Sounds 4/8


Please join us for the CCDE’s second annual conference entitled “Mediating Difference: Sights and Sounds” this Friday, April 8th. 9:00 – Noon at the Intellectual House.

Keynote speakers are:

10-10:50 am

  • Deborah Wong (Music, University of California, Riverside): “Sound, Difference, and Audibility.” Listening acts focused on police violence radically disrupt the ethnographic impulse toward collecting, taking, owning, and having, and thus offer a way to decolonize ethnography and ethnomusicology. How might we shift our listening to silence, the inaudible, or the resentful refusal to speak? How has sound studies both opened up attention to difference and fallen prey to universalizing theoretical moves?

11-11:50 am

  • Cherise Smith (Art and Art History, University of Texas, Austin): “Carrie Mae Weems on Historical Appropriation, Difference, and Visual Culture.” The talk will consider the series From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried (1995-1996) from the perspectives of postmodernism and conceptualism and the affective work the objects do.

You can find more information about the morning conference here.

After the morning conference, we will have a workshop for a smaller group of faculty and graduate students from 1:30 to 5:15. The workshop will be in two sessions, during which WIRED scholars will discuss their work supported by this conference.

We will host the workshop in the Simpson Center (CMU 206).

We will be joined by the conference keynote speakers, Profs. Deborah Wong and Cherise Smith.

Please RSVP here by April 6th if you would like to attend the afternoon workshop.

Many of you had asked us to keep you posted about material and resources from our #BlackLivesMatter Teach-in; here is a link to a video from the day:

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