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CAS 506 - Sound Characters: Mouths, Voices, and Data Before and After Digitality

Professor: Rosa Eberly
W 2:30-5:30

This seminar starts with a brief introduction to three ancient conceptions of character, each a rhetorical antecedent to post-humanist theories of individual and social identity. The seminar then dwells on character's connection to mouths, to voices, and to data before and after what Nicholas Negroponte termed in the mid 1990s "digitality." The seminar will introduce students to digital sound studies research in interdisciplinary rhetorical studies, feminist reconsiderations of digitality post-Covid, rhetorical listening practices grounded in humanism and post-humanism, corpus studies, and basic audio editing. Building on the Spring 2020 version of this seminar, we'll use #CAS597SoundXrs on Twitter.