David Sterling Brown: Do You Hear What I Hear? Shakespeare, Race and the “Listening Ear”

Wednesday 27 April 2022, 17.30BST   Virtually everyone knows what race looks like. But what does race sound like?  And what does race sound like in Shakespearean drama, on the page or on the stage?  During this talk, Dr David Sterling Brown will discuss, in relationship to Shakespeare’s dramatic literature, the “sonic colour line” and…

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Niall Atkinson: The Sonic Renaissance

  ‘The Sonic Renaissance: Bodily Experience and Spatial History’ Soundscapes in the early modern world research seminar, 3 March 2022 Speaker: Niall Atkinson (University of Chicago) Chair: Rachel Willie (LJMU)    

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At Last, the Leopards

Over the last few years, the soundscapes network has been working with Speke Hall, a National Trust property on the outskirts of Liverpool that was built by the Catholic Norris family in the sixteenth century. The acoustic space of the building connects to the Norris family’s faith: you can read my previous post about the…

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‘The common folk… live on songs’: Reflections on Hilary Mantel’s Mirror and the Light.

‘The common folk… live on songs’: Reflections on Hilary Mantel’s Mirror and the Light. In this blog, I wanted to share some of my musings on the role of song in Hilary Mantel’s Mirror and the Light, which I chatted about earlier this Summer as part of ‘Cardiff BookTalk’. For anyone that would prefer to…

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Sound and Race

Roundtable discussion given at the Soundscapes in the Early Modern World conference, 5-9 July 2021. Speakers: Nandini Das Sarah Dustagheer Katherine Butler Schofield Jennifer Lynn Stoever Wayne Weaver

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Sound at RSA Virtual 2021

In this blog I want to draw attention to all of the fascinating research on early modern sound that is currently available for attendees of Virtual RSA to listen to until 23 May 2021. (I was making a version of this for myself and I thought I’d share it with you all as well! Happy…

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