What: “Cultural Studies Speaks” | When: November 13, 2013 2:30pm | Where: Sir John A. McDonald Hall, Room 2


This week in our ongoing Speakers Series “Cultural Studies Speaks” we’re pleased to present Dr. José Cláudio Siqueira Castanheira (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil) on Unlimited sounds: listening as a socio-cultural construction. When analyzing films, music etc., we are also talking about specific ways of seeing and listening. But before we can describe different patterns through which society relates to sounds, Siqueira Castanheira’s research argues, we must inquire into the constitution of different models of listening and their relation to technologies, social practices, and environments. In this talk, Siqueira Castanheira explores not only the different forms of representation that image and sound materials have been described with, but also the more profound changes in the way knowledge is organized into different practices, and the social construction of the senses themselves. Please join us for Dr. Siqueira Castanheira’s public talk.