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Lilya Kaganovsky, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign The Materiality Of Sound: Esfir Shub's Haptic Cinema
Dr. Kaganovsky is Associate Professor of Slavic, Comparative Literature, and Media & Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
This lecture will explore the notion of the haptic as it relates to early Soviet documentary sound cinema and specifically to Esfir Shub's 1932 KShE (Komsomol: Patron of Electrification) and Dziga Vertov's 1930 Entuziazm/ Simfoniia Donbassa (Enthusiasm: The Symphony of the Donbass), and to the invention of the "radio-ear:" the link, according to Vertov, between science and radio technology with the same goal: "the organization of the workers' hearing, a transcript of the audible world."
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