Public Talk | “We See With The Skin: Zora Neale Hurston’s Synesthetic Hermeneutics”

THURSDAY, MARCH 1
5:00PM
WLH 309 | 100 WALL STREET
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT

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Workshop | “Cat Face on Bleeding Pine”

FRIDAY, MARCH 2
10:00AM
STOECKEL 106 | 469 COLLEGE STREET
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT

Roshanak Kheshti is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and affiliate faculty in the Critical Gender Studies Program at UC San Diego. Her first book Modernity’s Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music (NYU Press, 2015) is an examination of the form of listening promoted by the US world music culture industry through which the modern listening subject is produced. Her research broadly centers on the consumption of race, gender and sexuality through sound and film. She is currently working on two monographs: Switched on Bach for the 33 1/3 series as well as “We See With The Skin: Zora Neale Hurston’s Synesthetic Hermeneutics, which is a media archaeology project exploring Zora Neale Hurston’s ethnographic work across various media. Her scholarship has appeared in the Radical History Review, American Quarterly, Anthropology News, Parallax, Feminist Studies, GLQ, Theater Survey, and Sounding Out!.

Presented with support from the 320 York Humanities Programming Endowment and the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM).