Announcement of national conference for the Radio Preservation Task Force of the Library of Congress, February 25-27, 2016.
Josh Shepperd provides Part 1 of 2 to his final entry in the “On (the) Wisconsin Discourses” series with an examination of Michele Hilmes’ contributions to discursive analysis.
In the first post in our “Honoring Hilmes” series, Bill Kirkpatrick argues that the quality of Michele Hilmes’ scholarship is undisputed, yet the example of her great work alone is not why Radio Studies is now thriving. It is also because Hilmes has done the (arguably much harder) work of field-building.
Alex Russo previews the radio oriented papers, workshops, and presentations at this week’s upcoming Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Montreal.
Kyle Barnett reports on last week’s IASPM-US 2015 annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky.
The From Mercury to Mars series continues today with a new post from Murray Pomerance about Orson Welles’ voice.
David Suisman provides a report from Functional Sounds, the first international conference of the European Sound Studies Association (ESSA), which was held in Berlin from October 4-6, 2013.
The Editorial Board of The Velvet Light Trap has extended the deadline for its forthcoming “On Sound (New Directions in Sound Studies)” issue to September 1. In particular, VLT seeks sound-related research that addresses issues and topics in radio, television, video games, digital/new media, and other non-film media. Read on for the CFP.
If Atmos or a similar system were to become the industry standard, questions arise as to how its potential aesthetic might shape the way films sound and look.
The coordinating editors of The Velvet Light Trap are seeking submissions for a forthcoming issue that explores new directions in sound studies.
As more media scholars grapple with issues traditionally associated with aesthetic analysis, the need to map the history, methods, and goals of this “aesthetic turn” proves increasingly pressing.