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TLRH | SCARF| Women’s Voices in Digital Media: The Sonic Screen From Film to Memes

Monday, 8 November 2021, 10 – 11am

TLRH | SCARF| Women’s Voices in Digital Media: The Sonic Screen From Film to Memes

A talk by Dr. Jennifer O'Meara as part of the School of Creative Arts Research Forum in association with the Trinity Long Room Hub.

In the 21st century, the technologized female voice is rarely experienced without some form of screen, be it that of a computer, smart device, television, cinema, or virtual reality headset. In this talk, Jennifer O’Meara will draw on her forthcoming book Women’s Voices in Digital Media: The Sonic Screen From Film to Memes (University of Texas Press) to show how contemporary screen media and cultural practices police and fetishize women’s voices, but also provide new ways to amplify and empower them. As she will argue, these new forms of communication are often accompanied by dated gender politics and fit within a much longer history of women’s technologized voices, dating back to Thomas Edison’s talking dolls (1890) and Bell Telephone Lab’s “Voder” machine (1939). Yet, in a digital media landscape often characterized by remixed sounds and images, the vocal track is increasingly separated from its original audio-visual format. This talk will explore the gendered politics that influence how female voices "travel."

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The School of Creative Arts Research Forum meets weekly at 10am on Mondays during term and is led by the School's doctoral students. The aim of the Forum is to give a space for School researchers, both staff and postgraduate students, to share their ideas in a supportive environment. It is also an opportunity for the School to hear about the research of colleagues both from within TCD and outside who share our research interests. In line with the research agenda of the School, talks will encompass traditional research and practice-based research and will be followed by Q&A.

Please indicate if you have any access requirements, such as ISL/English interpreting, so that we can facilitate you in attending this event. Contact:

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Event Category: Lectures and Seminars
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Courtney Grile

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