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

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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1:30 pm - 7:05 pm
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The Transnational Soundscapes symposium will bring scholars to present and discuss topics of sound, literature, and culture across the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula. Coffee and light refreshments served during intermission.

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.