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Ben Aslinger – Not Simply Sweet Nothings
April 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Not Simply Sweet Nothings: Sound Technologies, Queerness, and Intimacy.
Thursday, April 28, 4-6pm
Vilas 4028, Vilas Hall Communication Building
In this talk, Dr. Ben Aslinger investigates connections between queer talk, audio and communication technologies, and intimacy in queer representations. It draws on research in sound studies and the affective turn as well as ongoing conversations about publicness and privateness in sound and digital media in order to analyze how the use of audio technologies in queer film indicates the attempt by directors to develop new ways of representing queer intimacy.
Ben Aslinger is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Media Studies at Bentley University. He is the coeditor (with Nina Huntemann) of Gaming Globally: Production, Play, and Place (Palgrave 2013) and coeditor (with Germaine R. Halegoua) of Locating Emerging Media (Routledge 2016). His work has appeared in journals such as Cinema Journal, Media, Culture & Society, The Velvet Light Trap, and Popular Communication, and anthologies such as the Routledge Companion to Media and Gender, A Companion to New Media Dynamics, LGBT Identity and Online New Media, How to Watch Television, and Queer Love in Film and Television.
This event is sponsored by SoundStudies@UW, a Borghesi-Mellon Interdisciplinary Workshop in the Humanities, with support from the Center for the Humanities. The keynote lecture is hosted by the Communication Arts Media and Cultural Studies Colloquium.