Lynda Paul – Postdoctoral Associate in the Integrated Humanities at Yale

Lynda Paul is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Integrated Humanities at Yale. Her work examines the intersections between multimedia and performance, with a focus on the role of sound in genres from theater and opera to film and digital media. Her current book project comprises an interdisciplinary study of the live-but-technologized music and soundscapes of the Las Vegas Strip and its Cirque du Soleil shows. More broadly, her research centers on music in theater, performance studies, media theory, and popular culture, and raises questions about aesthetics, ideologies, and representations of fantasy, history, myth, and culture as they are manifested through the act and experience of musical performance in diverse societies and historical periods. She has presented her work at national and international conferences, and recently published a review of a Balinese production of Oedipus Rex (William Maranda’s Raja Edepus), a project that drew upon her practical experience with Balinese music, dance, and drama. Beyond Bali, she is a conservatory-trained instrumentalist and vocalist, and has been an avid practitioner of theater in diverse capacities for over two decades. As a vocalist, she is an enthusiastic performer of Baroque opera, American musical theater, and classical Western song, as well as the ensemble repertoires of Bulgaria, Corsica, Georgia, and the Sacred Harp. In addition to her research and performance pursuits, Lynda holds a keen interest in teaching, especially in the areas of interdisciplinary pedagogy and academic writing.








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