Critical Karaoke: Encore Tour

JAN 25, 2019 | 4:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


4406: English Student Lounge


January 25, 2019: 4:00 PM




This event invites participants to think in concert about our sociopolitical soundscape and to kick off the Spring 2019 semester with a convivial yet critical listening. Jennifer Stoever writes in The Sonic Color Line (2016) that “listening operates as an organ of racial discernment, categorization, and resistance" (6). Thinking alongside Stoever, “Critical Karaoke: Encore Tour” showcases sonically attuned analyses by English Program Students that challenge the dominance of the visual in our literary studies and in our lives to think through what role(s) listening plays in selfhood, race and gender discrimination, citizenship, and sexuality across space, time, genre, and medium. Join us to celebrate the beginning of the new year and semester with the transformative power of performance.