« Working papers | Blog home | The Use of History in Cultural Studies »

business learning training articles new learning business training opportunities finance learning training deposit money learning making training art loan learning training deposits make learning your training home good income learning outcome training issue medicine learning training drugs market learning money training trends self learning roof training repairing market learning training online secure skin learning training tools wedding learning training jewellery newspaper learning for training magazine geo learning training places business learning training design Car learning and training Jips production learning training business ladies learning cosmetics training sector sport learning and training fat burn vat learning insurance training price fitness learning training program furniture learning at training home which learning insurance training firms new learning devoloping training technology healthy learning training nutrition dress learning training up company learning training income insurance learning and training life dream learning training home create learning new training business individual learning loan training form cooking learning training ingredients which learning firms training is good choosing learning most training efficient business comment learning on training goods technology learning training business secret learning of training business company learning training redirects credits learning in training business guide learning for training business cheap learning insurance training tips selling learning training abroad protein learning training diets improve learning your training home security learning training importance

GCS runs a public research seminar every fortnight during semester. The details for tomorrow's event are below.

James Donald, Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of Film Studies at UNSW

"The House I Live In: Paul Robeson’s formation in Harlem"

Abstract: Paul Robeson arrived in Harlem in the Red Summer of 1919, as the Negro Renaissance was getting underway. In the decade that followed, while Harlem was in vogue, Robeson achieved the status of both New Negro hero and black star. His attempts to negotiate the claims and expectations of the Renaissance, at the same time as establishing a career as a performer, while often trying to justify pragmatic career decisions in terms of Renaissance cultural politics, often made him a controversial figure. This paper looks at the difficulty of ‘being Paul Robeson’ in the 1920s, with special reference to his stage and screen roles and his music.

Julian Murphet, Professor of Modern Film and Literature at UNSW

"My mother is a Graphophone; or, Faulkner’s radio play for voices"

Abstract: In late 1929, when William Faulkner famously wrote his novel As I Lay Dying in a 47-day white heat next to a coal powerhouse dynamo, the commercial contest between the established phonograph industry and the nascent radio industry entered its decisive stage. The reproduced American “voice” was straddling the technical divide between grooves that stored sonic frequencies, and the “ether” in which radio waves vibrated; and large capitalist interests were demanding rapid fidelity-convergence on the one hand, and prohibiting the playing of phonographs on the air on the other. Never had the question of represented voice been so loaded with economic and medial determinations; which may help to explain the unprecedented atomizing of Faulkner’s narrative voice in his novel into 15 distinct ones. This paper explores the sonic background to Faulkner’s self-described “tour de force” in capitalist media history, and the enormous shifts in gendered psychoanalytic functions triggered by that history. It asks the big question: how can a dead mother speak?

Date: Friday, April 30, 2010
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: The Refectory, Main Quadrangle, University of Sydney (downstairs from the Faculty of Arts)
Chair: Mark Steven

All welcome. Drinks will follow at Manning Bar.

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Enter the code shown below before pressing post

About the Blog

This is the blog for thinking and talking about culture, Cultural Studies and cultural analysis at the University of Sydney.
More