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Sound and South Asia Conference 2016 | Program

Friday, 7th October | School of Social Work Building, Room 1636

Welcome & Opening Remarks | 9:30-9:45am

Farina Mir, University of Michigan                                                                     

Madhumita Lahiri. University of Michigan

Literary Sounds | 9:45-11:15am

Chair: Christi Merrill, University of Michigan

Linda Hess, Stanford University

"What Could We Possibly Mean by Orality? (Or Should I Say Aurality?)--Studying Kabir Oral Traditions in North India"

Nathan Tabor, Western Michigan University

“Aurality, Publicity, and Persianate Literature in Early Modern India and Iran”

Sound Embodiments | 11:30am-1:00pm

Chair: Meilu Ho, University of Michigan

Davesh Soneji, University of Pennsylvania

“Song, Gesture, and the Modulation of Affect in South Indian ‘Devadasi’ Performance”

Amanda Weidman, Bryn Mawr College

“Circulating Voices: The Gendered Beginnings of Playback in South India”

Lunch | 1:00-2:30pm                                                         

Sounds Unseen | 2:30-4:00pm

Chair: Amy Stillman, University of Michigan

Isabel Huacuja Alonso, California State University, San Bernardino

“Awaz De: AIR's Urdu Service in Postcolonial India and Pakistan”

Vebhuti Duggal, Sarai-CSDS, India

“Imagining sound through the pharmaish: Radios and request postcards in North India, c. 1955 – 75”

Coffee Break | 4:00-4:30pm

Producing Audio-Vision | 4:30-6:00pm

Chair: Gaurav Desai, University of Michigan

Neepa Majumdar, University of Pittsburgh

“Between Rage and Song: Voice, Performance, and Instrumentation in Shanta Apte’s Films of the 1930s”

Madhuja Mukherjee, Jadhavpur University, India

"Gangs of Wasseypur and Digital Recreations: Music, Memory, Noise"

Saturday, October 8th | Ross School of Business, Room 1240

Listening to Images | 9:30-11:00am

Chair: Supriya Nair, University of Michigan

Pavitra Sundar, Hamilton College

“Voice, Body and a Sexy ‘Didi’”

Corey Creekmur, University of Iowa

“Sounding the Past in the Hindi Historical Film”

Hearing Things | 11:15am-12:45pm

Chair: Manan Desai, University of Michigan

Michele Friedner, Stony Brook University

“Saved and spoiled (through) sound: Affordances, hearing aids, and cochlear implants in urban India”

Jayson Beaster-Jones, University of California-Merced

“Mobile Phone Culture: Music as ‘Value-Added Service’”

Lunch | 1:00 – 2:00pm