University Forum: The Sonic Color Line


Oct. 20, 2017, 7pm to 9pm

Office/Remote Location

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The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents The Sonic Color Line a talk by Jennifer Lynn Stoever, Associate Professor of English, SUNY Binghamton.

Race is visual phenomenon, the ability to see “difference.” At least that is what conventional wisdom has led us to believe. However, American ideologies of white supremacy are just as dependent on what we hear – voices, musical taste, volume – as they are on skin color or hair texture. With examples ranging from Fredrick Douglass to #blacklivesmatter, this lecture explores how sound and listening not only register the racial politics of our world, but actively produce them.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office

External Sponsor

College of Liberal Arts and co-sponsored by the Black Mountain Institute, the Departments of English; and Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies