MS SOUND Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Panels at MLA 2020 in Seattle!!!

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    Jennifer Stoever

    MS Sound will be in full force at the MLA convention this week in Seattle! Check out these three great panels that the MS Sound Executive Forum is sponsoring and co-sponsoring this year. Sound studies is making interventions this year on so many levels– these aren’t the kind of panels we usually see and hear at MLA and it’s exciting!

    1. Indigenous Mattering: Decolonial Sound Art Interventions and Indigenous (Thursday, 9 January 2020, 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM, WSCC – 614)

    –Jennifer Stoever, Binghamton U (Presiding)

    –“Specific Forms of Listening to the Land,” Kate Galloway, Wesleyan U

    –“Soy del sur: Lati omi,” José Alvergue, U of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

    –“Unseen/Unheard: Theorizing Decolonial Sound,” Carter Mathes, Rutgers U, New Brunswick

    –“(Re)Sounding: Archives, Echoes, Voices,” Andrew Rippeon, Davidson C


    2. Supersonic Chicanidades: Theorizing Chicana/o/x Sound, Soundtracks, and Sound-Tracking (Friday, 10 January 2020, 2:00 PM – 1:15 PM, WSCC – 606)

    –Jose Navarro, California Polytechnic State U (Presiding)

    –“The Sound of Crossing Borders and Black Holes in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,” Spencer Herrera, New Mexico State U, Las Cruces

    –“‘Sing Your Life’: Morrissey Fans, Cover Bands, and Other Chicana/o/x Appropriations,” Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson, Loyola Marymount U

    –“‘I Think I Hear the Bells Ringing in the Square’: Sounding East LA in Mazzy Star’s ‘California,'” Wanda Alarcon, U of California, Los Angeles

    –“Listening to the State: The Role of Audio in Immigration Rights Campaigns,” Dolores Inés Casillas, U of California, Santa Barbara


    3. Decolonizing Sound Studies: Reverberations, Praxis, and Power (Saturday, 11 January 2020, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM, Sheraton – Willow A)

    –Dorothy Kim, Brandeis U (Presiding)

    –“shxwelítemelh xwlala:m,” Dylan Robinson, Queens U

    –“Steelband Performance and Its Connection to Decoloniality,” Charissa Granger, Erasmus U Rotterdam

    –“The Mother’s Voice: ‘Indian Army Rape Us,'” Akshya Saxena, Vanderbilt U

    –“Revisiting Poetic Playgrounds of Silence in Royston Tan’s ‘2Mothers’ and ‘Vicky,'” Eunice Ying Ci Lim, Penn State U, University Park

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