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Beyond the Spill: Histories and Politics of Oil in California (Day 1/2)

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Energy Justice in Global Perspective presents: BEYOND THE SPILL: THE HISTORY AND POLITICS OF OIL IN CALIFORNIA Thursday and Friday, January 24-25, 2019 THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 5:00pm - 8:00pm Digital Arts and Humanities Commons + Wireframe Studio (Music 1410) Opening Reception and Exhibition Featured speakers: Brenda Longfellow (Filmmaker, Cinema and Media Studies, York University) Mellon Sawyer Seminar Artist in Residence Emily Roehl (Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Scholar, UCSB) Exhibition Curator FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 9:00am - 3:30pm Multipurpose…

The Raw and the Husky: Music Vocal Qualia and Gender Politics in Post-Millennium Tamil Cinema

February 6 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Amanda Weidman, Bryn Mawr College Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 3:30-4:45 pm | Music Room 1145 This talk will examine the reorganization of singing voices and vocal aesthetics in the music of Tamil cinema, contrasting the ideals for male and female voices from the 1960s and 70s with new ideals that have emerged since the 1990s, in the wake of Itndia’s economic and cultural liberalization. Based on ethnographic research among playback singers, music directors, and sound engineers in the Tamil…