Studies in Sound: Listening in the Age of Visual Culture
Conference Program

Thursday, February 22, 2007
Registration Table Open 5:00 - 9:00pm, 2nd Floor AJB

7:00 p.m.
Room: 101 BCSB
Screening of The All-Around Reduced Personality: REDUPERS (Helke Sander, 1978) followed by an opening reception.

Friday, February 23, 2007
Registration Table Open 8:00am - 7:00pm , 2nd Floor AJB

9:00-10:15 a.m.

A)  Sound/Film/Narrative
Room: E254AJB
Moderator: Kyle J. Stine

Kyle J. Stine, University of Iowa
“The Verbal-Visual ‘Touch’: Reconsidering Ernst Lubitsch’s Transition to Sound”

Paul N. Reinsch, University of Southern California
“’I Don’t See Anything’: Sound, Image,  Narration, and the Construction of Diegesis in Postclassical Horror Films”

Ben Morton, University of Iowa
“Sound Effects Narrative”

B)  Aurally Overdetermined
Room: E105 AJB
Moderator: Sara Sullivan

Sara Sullivan, University of Iowa
“Skipping Needles, Jazz Records, and ‘My Melancholy Baby’: Film Noir’s Allegorical Objects”

J.D. Connor, Harvard University
“Garage Freaks: Warner Bros. and the Paranoid Soundtrack”

Li Guo, University of Iowa
"Female Voice, Remake and the Fictive Space of Diegesis—On Stanley Kwan’s Center Stage"

10:30-11:45 a.m.

A)  Noise and Early Cinema
Room: E254 AJB
Moderator: Leighton Pierce

Meredith C. Ward, Northwestern University
“The Prostitute’s Laughter: Promiscuous Sound and the Rhetoric of Self-Control in Early Moving Pictures”

Dennis Hanlon, University of Iowa
“The Street Enters the Movie House: Urban Noise and Anti-Noise in King Vidor’s The Crowd and Street Scene

Casey Farnum and Elliot Hess, Brooklyn, NY
“From the Opaque”

B)  The Voiceover
Room: E105 AJB
Moderator: Kevin McDonald

Kevin McDonald, University of Iowa
“Death Sentences: Voice(over)s from Beyond the Grave”

Leslie DeLassus, University of Iowa
“Uses of Voice-over Narration in Postwar U.S. Film”

Michael Hetra, University of Iowa
“Film Noir Voiceover and the Popularization of Psychoanalysis in the 1940s”

Mande Butler, University of Iowa
“I Can’t Hear Myself Think: An Examination of Internal Dialogue in Film”

12:00-1:00 p.m. Break for lunch

1:00-2:15 p.m. 

A)  Rhythm and Repetition
Room: E254 AJB
Moderator: Jennifer Fleeger

Josh Fishburn, University of Denver
“Trancing Out in the Game World”

Jennifer Fleeger, University of Iowa
“The Rhythms of Raiding Tombs: Techno Music and Female Bodies”

B)  The De-centered Stage
Room: E105 AJB
Moderator: Claudia Pummer

Brian Cagle, Northwestern University
“The Sound of Violence: Decentered Subjectivity and Aural Immersion in Lodge Kerrigan’s Clean, Shaven

Andrea Deeker, Harvard University
“Seeing, Reading, Hearing the Image: Heiner Müller’s Description of a Picture

Adrian Curtin, Northwestern University
“Hearing Joyce Speak: The Phonograph Recordings of 'Aeolus' and 'Anna
Livia Plurabelle' as Audiotexts”

2:30-3:45 p.m.

A)  Transgressive Sound Aesthetics
Room: E254 AJB
Moderator: Dennis Hanlon

William McManus, Princeton University
“Warhol’s Vinyl: Construction of a pop dystopia”

Jeffrey DeThorne, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“A Fatal Analysis of a Musical Genre: Pierre Henry’s Variations on the Death of Musique Concréte

Becka McKay, University of Iowa and and Jason Grunebaum, University of Chicago
“More or Less: A Collaboration of Echoes”

B)  Sound Technologies
Room: E205 AJB
Moderator: Ben Morton

Peter D. Schaefer, University of Iowa
“Residues of Retreat: An Inquiry into the Politics of Volume Control Design”

Alessandra Madella, University of Iowa
“Telephonic Echo”

4:00-5:15 p.m.

A)  Memory and the Avant-Garde
Room: E254 AJB
Moderator: Claudia Pummer

Anastasia Saverino, University of Iowa
“Creating Family, Enacting Memory: The Diary Projects of Jonas Mekas, Stan Brakhage and Nan Goldin”

James G. Mansell, University of Manchester
“Sound and the Cultural Politics of Time in the Avant-Garde: Wyndham Lewis’s Critique of Bergsonism”

Claudia Pummer, University of Iowa
“Off Screen: Marguerite Duras and Son Nom de Venise dans Calcutta desert

B) Film Music
Room: E205 AJB
Moderator: Michael Hetra

Francesco Dalla Vecchia, University of Iowa
“Speaking through Music: Music as an Alternative Means of Communication among Film Characters”

Matthew Lau, CUNY Graduate Center
“Film Music or Music Film?”

Joseph Tompkins, University of Minnesota“
Reading Horror Film Music”

5:30-7:00 p.m. Break for dinner

7:00 p.m.
Room: 101 BCSB

Keynote Address:
Caryl Flinn, University of Arizona
“The Racial Vicissitudes of a Song: Irving Berlin's 'Heat Wave' on Film and Stage"

Saturday, February 24, 2007
Registration Table Open 8:00am - 6:00pm, 2nd Floor AJB

9:00-10:15 a.m.

A)  “Other” Voices
Room: E205 AJB
Moderator: Allison McGuffie

Yung Bin Kwak, University of Iowa
“Speaking Nearby: The Ethics of Voice-over in Ethnographic Films”

Hedda Høgåsen-Hallesby, University of Oslo
“The Voice of the Oriental Other”

Myoungsook Park, University of Iowa
“Sound as a Public Sphere in Taiwanese New Cinema: A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang, 1991)”

B)  Radio on Screen
Room: E220 AJB
Moderator: Leslie Delassus

Stuart Davis, University of Minnesota
“Media Infiltration: The Radio as Infra-Object in Rogério Sganzerla’s O Bandido da Luz Vermelha

Alice Leppert, University of Minnesota
“Britney Spears: Crossroads of Capital”

Sylvie Wisniewski, Carleton University
“Radio Voices in the Cinema: Engaging Audiences through Oral Address”

10:30-11:45 a.m.

A)  The Radio Show
Room: E205 AJB
Moderator: Jesse Schlotterbeck

Mike Chasar, University of Iowa
“Wireless Bardcasts: Ted Malone, Tony Wons, and the Poetry of Early Radio”

Jesse Schlotterbeck, University of Iowa
“Killing Noir? The Adaptation of Robert Siodmak’s The Killers to Radio”

Matt Thomas, University of Iowa
“Blow Me up Tom: Tom Leykis and the Politics of Sonic Masculinity”

B)  Synesthesia and Disjunction
Room: E220 AJB
Moderator: Mike Slowik

Mike Slowik, University of Iowa
“Historical Changes in Realism: Language Difference in Paisan and Lost in Translation

Mauricio Caleiro, University of Iowa
“A Cacophony of Hunger: Glauber Rocha’s Experiences on Sound”

Rich Housh, University of Kansas
“Feeding Back: Applying Audio/Visual Phenomenon to a Theoretical Discourse on Experimental Film and Video Works”

12:00-1:00 p.m. Break for lunch

1:00-2:15 p.m. 
Room: E205 AJB
Roundtable on Sound Teaching and Scholarship

Chair: Nataša Ďurovičová
Rick Altman, Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature
Ingo Titze, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology and School of Music
T.M. Scruggs, School of Music
Caryl Flinn, Department of Women's Studies, University of Arizona
Judith Pascoe, Department of English

2:30-3:45 p.m. 

A)  Sound in the Novel
Room: E205 AJB
Moderator: Sushmita Banerji

Justin St. Clair, University of Iowa
“Sounding Off: Novel Approaches to Television Audio”

Margaret Schwartz, University of Iowa
“What Dies With Me: Textual Recordings of the Voice of Macedonio Fernández”

Lucia Pawlowski, University of Minnesota
“The Aural as Politicized Resistance to Translation in Sebald’s The Emigrants

B)  Popular Music and Performance
Room: E220 AJB
Moderator: Erica Stein

Emily Lordi, Columbia University
“ 'Where what she did left singing…': Billie Holiday and the Haunting Poetics of Gayl Jones”

Ulrich Adelt, University of Iowa
“Black, White and Blue: Racial Politics of B.B. King’s Music from the 1960s”

Tonje Håkensen, University of Oslo
“'It’s just her disguise': Performances of Femininity by Kim Gordon and Tori Amos”

4:00-5:15 p.m. 

Room: E205 AJB
Moderator: Jennifer Proctor

Anne Haydock, University of Iowa
Creative Presentation: Short Video Work

Anthony Enns, University of Iowa
“The Voice in the Machine: Literature, Sound Technologies, and Spiritualism”

Craig Eley, University of Iowa
“'Yankee Crickets': Sounds of the Rainforest and the Representation of Environmental Audio”

5:15-7:00 p.m. Break for dinner

7:00 p.m. 
The Bijou Theater, Iowa Memorial Union
The Audible Picture Show, audio works for a “dark cinema

10:00 p.m. Closing party