Joseph Adam Milutis
Explores relations among cultural research, public practice, and diverse forms of engagement. Topics vary by instructor.
Sound Cultures A historical, critical, artistic and philosophical approach to sound—-both conceived broadly in its cultural manifestations, and in selected artistic realms—-through a survey of significant literature from the cultural studies of sound. Areas of inquiry may include histories of sound technology, radio and sound art, sound and identity, history of film sound, acoustic ecology, sound and public space, sampling culture and intellectual property, electronic music, the politics of performance, and the question of noise. Readings will be both various full-length works (Attali’s _Noise_ or Koestenbaum’s _The Queen’s Throat_, for example) and selections of essays. Pending time and interest, there may also be some practicums in sound technology. COURSE WILL BE HELD ON THE UW MAIN CAMPUS AT THE SIMPSON CENTER.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Graduate seminar, round table discussion.
Class assignments and grading
Participants should expect to produce a single research paper, as well as make oral presentation(s) to the class.