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Ertegun House

Ertegun House, University of Oxford, 37A St. Giles' Oxford , OX1 3LD
01865 615356http://www.ertegun.ox.ac.uk/ertegun-house

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8 May

Seminar in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies

Carmen Miranda’s Musical Performances in Brazilian and Hollywood Films (1932-1953) Lisa Shaw, Department of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, University of Liverpool   This talk will consider the performance style of singer Carmen Miranda (1909-1955) in her film roles in Brazil and the USA. Already a famous radio performer and recording artist, her film career in Brazil was closely bound up with the musical styles associated with Rio de Janeiro’s carnival in the 1930s, especially the Afro-Brazilian samba. Before leaving…

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22 May

Seminar in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies

The Acoustic-Unconscious: Recovering Marshall McLuhan Veit Erlmann, Professor of Ethnomusicology and Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin   Marshall McLuhan is considered to be a founding figure of sound studies, but he is also (in)famous for his techno-determinism, Orientalism and, most importantly, oral/literate dichotomy. By contrast, his concept of “acoustic space” is often overlooked. Erlmann argues that it is time to revisit McLuhan’s contribution to early sound studies and to examine the place of “acoustic space” in his theory of…

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