The Department of Music Presents this year's Catherine Parsons Smith Distinguished Lecture.
Dr. Jessica Bissett Perea, Assistant Professor in the Department of Native American Studies at UC Davis, will be on campus May 1st to give a lecture entitled “The ‘Sound of Eskimo,’ Sounding Inuit: Unsettling Colonial Logics of Gender and Race in 20th Century Film Music.” Dr. Bissett Perea's talk will explore the intersections between contemporary Inuit lived experiences and performance practices and the ways in which they engage the ongoing legacies of colonial processes of gendering and radicalization. Films under consideration include Robert Flaherty's infamous Nanook of the North (1922), Iñupiaq filmmaker Andrew Okpeaha MacLean's On the Ice (2011), and clips from a new live performance piece by the avant garde Inuit throat singer "Tanya Tagaq in concert Nanook of the North" (2012).
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