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The Sound of Silence

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 10:30 – 11:30am

The Sound of Silence

A series of talks as part of Trinity Week 2019.

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Dr Gill Harold, UCC (Phonocentricism and the City)
Dr John Bosco Conama, TCD (Finding our Political Voice)
Prof Lorraine Leeson, TCD (Poetry in Motion)
Dr George Higgs, TCD (The Sense Ensemble: Music Composition for Deaf and Hearing People)
Dr Amanda Coogan and Ms. Lianne Quigley (Performance and the Body)
Dr Noel O'Connell, UCC, (Passing as "Normal")
Orla O'Sullivan, Frankfield Music Studio and Co-founder of SoundSenses 2018.

Join us for a multimodal event that challenges the trope of 'deafness as silence'. We consider the juxtaposition of 'voice' and 'silence' from a range of perspectives, including sociology, geography, linguistics, and creative arts practice.

A common thread is that of 'embodiment': we explore the lived experience of being in a deaf body in a world where 'hearing bodies' are normative, and where deaf people's experience is generally mapped against that norm. We consider what phonocentric approaches to the world mean for deaf sign language users, and how, from within deaf and deafblind communities, alternative ways of being in the world emerge that are visual, haptic, and kinaesthetic.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Special events, Student events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is required)

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