Katelyn Hale Wood | Sonic Intimacies: Cross-Racial Listening and Queer Performance Archives

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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 Katelyn Hale Wood’s in-progress book, Sonic Intimacies: Listening to Queer Archives.

Reception with refreshments to follow.  


About the Speaker

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


This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity; the Department of English; Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Program in Modern Thought and Literature; and the Stanford Humanities Center.