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Thursday, March 27, 2014

5:00-6:30 pm. Ulrich Recital Hall, 1121 Tawes Hall
Keynote & Petrou Lecture:"Are People Analog?"
Jonathan Sterne (Art History & Communication Studies, McGill University; Visiting Researcher, Microsoft Research New England Social Media Collective)
Welcoming Remarks: Patrick O'Shea (Electrical and Computer Engineering; Vice President and Chief Research Officer, Division of Research, University of Maryland) and William Cohen (English, University of Maryland)
Introduction: Scott Trudell (English, University of Maryland)

Reception to follow in the second floor lobby of Tawes

Friday, March 28, 2014

9:00 am to 11:00 am
Concurrent Sessions:
•    Session A: Seminar: “Media Studies: A Status Update." By application when you register. For consideration, register and apply by March 3. Those admitted will be notified by email.
Jonathan Sterne (Art History & Communication Studies, McGill University; Visiting Researcher, Microsoft Research New England Social Media Collective)
Moderator: Matthew Kirschenbaum (English & MITH, University of Maryland)
•    Session B: Workshop: “Visualizing Sound 3136 Tawes Hall
Shannon Collis (Art, University of Maryland)
•    Session C: Workshop: “Embodying Sound: Performances of Queer and Raced Expectations” Women’s Studies Multimedia Studio, 0135 Taliaferro Hall
Jarah Moesch, Cameron Mozafari, Michelé Prince, and Melissa Rogers, University of Maryland

11:15 am-12:45 pm. Ulrich Recital Hall, 1121 Tawes Hall
Panel: Transcultural Listenings. Moderator: Barry Pearson (English, University of Maryland). Respondent: Michael Austin (Media, Journalism, and Film, Howard University)
•    Tsitsi Jaji (English, University of Pennsylvania): "Dunbar's Compensations: On Five Gifts of Song"
•    Karen Ordahl Kupperman (History, New York University): "Music as the Path to Universal Language"
•    Krista Ratcliffe (English, Marquette University): "Rhetorical Listening: Cultural Logics as Enthymemes"

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm. Second Floor Lobby, Tawes
Lunch
Browse poster sessions, Second Floor, Tawes Hall

1:45 pm to 3:15 pm. Ulrich Recital Hall, 1121 Tawes Hall
Panel: Politics of Sound: Noise, Silence, Text. Moderator: Randy Ontiveros (English, University of Maryland). Respondent: Shaun Myers (English, Northwestern University)
•    Jenny Stoever-Ackerman (English, SUNY Binghamton): “The Siren’s Song: The Poetics and Politics of the Auditory Imagination in Ann Petry’s Fiction
•    Carter Mathes (English, Rutgers University): “"Acoustic Ghostwriting: Rap Aesthetics and Late 20th Century African American Literary Experimentation"
•    Scott Trudell (English, University of Maryland): “’Thwick-a-Thwack’: Thomas Dekker’s Politics of Noise

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm. Second Floor Lobby, Tawes Hall
Coffee Break

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Ulrich Recital Hall, 1121 Tawes Hall
Keynote Address: "Sound Effects: Incidental Sound as Text and Performance in the Transition from Silent to Sound Movies in the American Film Industry"
Emily Thompson (History, Princeton University) 
Introduction: Christina Walter (English, University of Maryland)

4:30 pm to 4:45 pm
Break

4:45 pm to 5:45 pm
Ulrich Recital Hall, 1121 Tawes Hall.
Conversation: Sounding the Humanities, Sounding the Sciences
Mounya Elhilali (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University), Kari Kraus (iSchool and English, University of Maryland), Jonathan Sterne (Art History & Communication Studies, McGill University; Visiting Researcher, Microsoft Research New England Social Media Collective), Jonathan Z. Simon (Biology/Electrical and Computer Engineering/NACS/institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland)
Moderator: Kari Kraus (iSchool and English, University of Maryland)

5:45 pm to 7:00 pmSecond Floor Lobby, Tawes Hall
Public Reception

Saturday, March 29, 2014

9:30 am to 10:00 am. Second Floor Lobby, Tawes Hall
Coffee and Breakfast

10:00 am to 11:30 am. Ulrich Recital Hall, 1121 Tawes Hall
Keynote & Petrou Lecture
: “(The External World) When a Stranger Appears
Fred Moten (English, University of California, Riverside)
Welcoming Remarks: Bonnie Dill (Women's Studies; Dean, College of Arts and Humanities) and William Cohen (English, University of Maryland)
Introduction: Zita Nunes (English & Comparative Literature; Director Center for Literary and Comparative Studies)

11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Second Floor Lobby, Tawes
Lunch
Browse Poster Sessions

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Ulrich Recital Hall, 1121 Tawes Hall
Panel: Technologies of the Voice I. Moderator: Thomas Ward (English, United States Naval Academy) Respondent: Michael Israel (English, University of Maryland)
•    Wes Folkerth (English, McGill University): “John Gielgud and Shakespeare’s Voice on Film
•    Yopie Prins (English and Comparative Literature, University of Michigan): “The Ebb of Sound

2:00 pm to 2:15 pm. Second Floor Lobby, Tawes Hall
Coffee Break

2:15 pm to 3:30 pm. Ulrich Recital Hall, 1121 Tawes Hall
Panel: Technologies of the Voice II Moderator: Seth Forrest (Humanities, Coppin State University). Respondent: Melanie Kill (English, University of Maryland)
•    Tanya Clement (School of Information, University of Texas at Austin) “Early Information Theory and the Cultural Studies of Sound: Introducing High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and Scholarship (HiPSTAS)
•    Jentery Sayers (English, University of Victoria): “Between Spool and Page: Storage, Memory, and Magnetic Wire in the Mid-Twentieth Century

3:30 pm to 3:45 pm. Second Floor Lobby, Tawes Hall
Coffee Break and Announcement of Prizes for Poster Session
Judges: Karen Ordahl Kupperman, John Macintosh, Fred Moten, Emily Yoon Perez, Jentery Sayers

3:45 pm to 5:00 pm. Ulrich Recital Hall, 1121 Tawes Hall
Closing Roundtable Discussion with speakers and audience
Moderator: Mary Helen Washington (English, University of Maryland)
Scott Trudell (English, University of Maryland), Tsitsi Jaji (English, University of Pennsylvania), Yopie Prins (English and Comparative Literature, University of Michigan), Fred Moten (English, University of California, Riverside), Jonathan Sterne (Art History & Communication Studies, McGill University; Visiting Researcher, Microsoft Research New England Social Media Collective)