An Update

2017 brings some big life changes for me, so I thought I’d update everyone on what’s happening and how that’s affecting my work. My partner will be starting a teaching gig at a prep school in Connecticut this fall. This…

revised intro for my chapter on new materialism

Back in 2014 I started working on this book chapter about feminist new materialism. I was trying to figure out what’s at stake in new materialist theorists’ widespread adoption of acoustic or acoustic-like metaphors: resonance, vibration, diffraction, etc. Here’s the…

IASPM-International Monday Keynote Talk

I’m giving the opening keynote at IASPM-International this Monday the 26th June. Here’s the full text of the talk. In case my slides don’t work on the projector, here they are.

Groningen Talk

On Friday the 23rd of June I’ll be talking at the University of Groningen. Here’s the text of the talk. It’s a significantly revised version of the talk I gave at NYU in April that clarifies more of what’s going…

A Few Radio Appearances

I did some longform radio appearances this spring. Here is an interview I did on Southern Wonder, a program on Charlotte Community Radio. I talked mostly about my research and writing. Here is my appearance on NPR’s On Point, discussing…

Protocols–A post on pedagogy

Most of my posts are about research, but this is a post about pedagogy. This semester in my Theories of Sound & Music course, I tried out a kind of assignment that I was assigned as an undergraduate and graduate…

Chill Pop & Feminine Excess–A “Sign Of The Times”

In the early 2010s, neoliberalism’s demand to intensify risk and maximize reward had pop culture riding a maximalist high.[1] People wore tshirts and baseball hats emblazoned with neon “YOLO”s (You Only Live Once) and listened to a seemingly endless number…

Philosophy, Private Property, and Sound

This is a quick post; I’m sure I’ll come back to it later. However, I have some thoughts I want to capture before they’re gone.   After reading and teaching Ashon Crawley’s Blackpentecostal Breath, I’ve been thinking a lot about…

Noisy Feminists, Neoliberal Sophrosyne, & Lemonade’s Demonic Calculus–my talk at NYU Musicology 4/27/17

I’m speaking at NYU’s Music Colloquium on Thursday April 27th. Here’s the text of my talk. I’ve put the introduction below.   Anne Carson’s “The Gender of Sound” studies the women of classical Greek literature. They are presented as “a…

On Hartmut Rosa’s theory of ‘resonant democracy’ & The Sonic Episteme

Here’s an excerpt from my book/manuscript The Sonic Episteme; it’s in a chapter on acoustic resonance as political ontology and follows a discussion of Ranciere’s Disagreement, Cavarero’s For More Than One Voice, & Fred Evans’s The Multivoiced Body.   German…