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LECTURE | Sonic Intimacies: Cross-Racial Listening and Queer Performance Archives

Wed May 29th 2024, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Event Sponsor
Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Department of English
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Program in Modern Thought and Literature
Stanford Humanities Center
Department of Theater & Performance Studies
Roble Gym
375 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305
Rm 139

Documenting processes of listening as a white queer scholar to Black lesbian comic Jackie “Moms” Mabley, this talk explores the ethics of listening cross-racially to queer archives and the queer intimacies that arise from sonic encounters across history. This talk is from Dr. Katelyn Hale Wood’s in-progress book, Sonic Intimacies: Listening to Queer Archives.

Reception with refreshments to follow.  



Katelyn Hale Wood is a performance studies scholar and theatre historian whose research engages the intersections of critical race and queer theory, gender studies, comedic performance, and sound studies. She is an associate professor of theatre history and performance studies at the University of Virginia and the author of Cracking Up: Black Feminist Comedy in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries United States (2021). Wood’s writing has also been published in Performance Matters, Theatre Topics, QED, The Journal of Popular Culture, and Departures in Critical Qualitative Research