Hemispheric Dialogue/Diálogo Hemisférico | "Overheard, Undertheorized: Feminist Listening"

Hemispheric Dialogue/Diálogo Hemisférico | "Overheard/Undertheorized: Feminist Listening"

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Thursday, April 6, 2017
6-8 pm

Please join 
Licia Fiol-Matta and Alexandra T. Vazquez as they listen out loud, together and apart, to songs in their current rotation. Come listen to music of the past to explore its contemporaneity—engaging the stubbornness of explicit and implicit protocols, of the stated and the unstated, of binaries and multiplicities, of the here and the there.

The facilitators ask that attendees listen to and read from the following selections:

Alex’s playlist:

-Cachao, "Estudio En Trompeta"

-Celia Cruz, "Mango Mangue"

-“The Mega Mezclapolis,” Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas (UC Press, 2016)

Licia’s playlist:

-Myrta Silva y Daniel Santos, “Noche de ronda”

-Freddy, “Noche de ronda” 

-"Introduction: I Am Nothing!" The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music (Duke, 2017)

Alexandra T. Vazquez is Associate Professor of Performance Studies, New York University. Her research and teaching interests focus on music, U.S. Latina/o and Latin American Studies, Caribbean aesthetics and criticism, race and ethnicity, and feminist theory. Her book, Listening in Detail: Performances of Cuban Music (Duke University Press 2013), won the American Studies Association’s Lora Romero Book Prize in 2014. Vazquez is currently working on Writing Sound: The Florida Project, a new manuscript that investigates Florida as an under-theorized yet vibrant creative laboratory of the circum-Atlantic world.

Licia Fiol-Matta is Visiting Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at New York University. Her research and teaching interests focus on modern and contemporary Hemispheric Latin American literature and culture, gender and sexuality, critical theory, and music.She is the author of A Queer Mother for the Nation: The State and Gabriela Mistral (University of Minnesota Press, 2002) and The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music (Duke University Press, 2017). Fiol-Matta is series co-editor of New Directions in Latino American Cultures (Palgrave).

Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor Conference Room
New York, NY 10003