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"The Phenomenology of Sound" live streamed public lecture by Dr. Katharine Young - March 15

Monday, March 13, 2017   (0 Comments)
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You are invited to a free public talk (live stream) by Dr. Katharine Young (cultural anthropologist and folklorist), entitled “Scrape, Brush,

Flick: The Phenomenology of Sound,” presented by the MMaP Research Centre at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

         Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

         Time: 7:30pm NT (10pm UTC)

         Location: MMaP Gallery, 2nd floor, Arts & Culture Centre

         Admission is free and all are welcome

         LIVE STREAM: The talk will also be live-streamed through MMaP's

Youtube channel:   


Abstract: The audible world is at once episodic and pervasive, outside and inside the body, impalpable and felt in the bones. Each sense brings forth its own world and yet, as Maurice Merleau-Ponty points out, all the senses open out onto the same world. The senses are synaesthetic, each sense conducting us to the others; the world is intersensorial, each thing offering a different self to each sense. This resonant incommensurability of the senses gives perception its depth, its richness, its inexhaustibility. Drawing on her work on folklore and aesthetics, the anthropology of the senses, and phenomenology, this talk will examine the sensual experience of perception and sound.

Bio: Katharine Young is a scholar and writer in Berkeley, CA, who has worked in medical anthropology, narrative and gesture. Out of her training in folklore and philosophy, she has developed analyses of narrative in Taleworlds and Storyrealms: The Phenomenology of Narrative (Martinus Nijhoff, 1986), of the body in her edited collection, Bodylore (University of Tennessee, 1993), of medicine in Presence in the Flesh:

The Body in Medicine (Harvard, 1996), and of gestures in her current research on somatic psychology. She has taught writing in both the Anthropology and Rhetoric Departments at the University of California, Berkeley.

For more information, please contact Meghan at mforsyth@mun.ca or (709) 864-2051.

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