Inter-departmental Seminar: Voice, Performance, & Expression

Date: December 4, 2015
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: FHI Garage - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall (C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse)

Program Schedule

9:00am – 9:15am: Welcome
Deborah Jenson, Director, Franklin Humanities Institute, Professor of Romance Studies and Global Health, Duke University

9:15am – 10:45am: Panel One
Michael Gallope, Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota
On Close Reading and Sound Recording

Jacques Coursil, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Philosophy of Language, French West Indies University (FWIU, Martinique), Jazz Musician
Hidden Principles of Improvisation

Respondent: Tsitsi E. Jaji, Associate Professor of English, Duke University
Moderator: I. Augustus Durham, Graduate Student, English

10:45am – 11:15am: Break

11:15am – 12:45pm: Panel Two
Noriko Manabe
, Assistant Professor of Music and Affiliate of the departments of East Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, and American Studies, Princeton University
The Living Music of Social Movements

Simon Richter, Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature, University of Pennsylvania
What Water Teaches: Wissenschaft in the Age of Sea Level Rise

Respondent: Kata Gellen, Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature, Duke University
Moderator: John Gill, Graduate Student, Germanic Language

12:45pm – 1:45pm: Lunch

1:45pm-3:15pm: Panel Three

David Ferris, Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities, University of Colorado at Boulder
The New Humanities?

David Trippett, Professor of Music, University of Cambridge
Towards a Materialist History of Music:Histories of Sensation

Respondent: Bryan Gilliam, Frances Hill Fox Professor in Humanities, Music, Duke University
Moderator: Jung-Min Lee, Graduate Student, Music

3:15pm – 3:30pm: Break

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Performance by Jacques Coursil
L’ARCHIPEL DES GRANDS CHAOS, a piece based on the poetry of Edouard Glissant

Reception to follow