Transnational Soundscapes: Literary and Sonic Cultures across the Americas and Iberia

Tuesday 25 February 2020 @ 1:30PM

The Transnational Soundscapes symposium will bring scholars to present and discuss topics of sound, literature, and culture across the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula.

Transnational Soundscapes Event Poster

1:30pm Keynote from Professor Alejandro L. Madrid (Cornell University)"The Politics of Distinction and Representation in Aural Turn: Who Gets to Listen in the 'Sounded' City? As part of the Romance Studies Dialogue Series

2:55pm Professor Silvia Bermúdez (UC Santa Barbara)"Migration and the Politics of Belonging in 21st Century Barcelona: Musical Stores as Counter Memory"

4:10pm Professor Tom McEnaney (UC Berkeley)"Testimonial Listening: Indexical Meanings of Material Sound"

5:05pm Professor Alejandra Bronfman (Suny Albany)"Face a I'Opinion: Echoes of Impunity in Argentina and Hati"

6:05pm Online conversation with the members of LasTesis, the feminist art collective based in Valparaiso who created "Un violador en tu camino" [A Rapist in Your Path]. The performance first took place during the recent demonstrations in Chile and immediately spread into many different languages in protests all around the globe denouncing violence against women.