A public lecture by Beaverbrook/Media@McGill Visiting Scholar Mara Mills.
Thursday, October 13, 5:30 pm
Arts W-215 (map)
Co-sponsored by Media@McGill and the Department of Art History and Communication Studies Speaker Series.
Mara Mills is Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She received her Ph.D. in History of Science from Harvard and is currently completing a book on the significance of deafness to the emergence of communication engineering in the telephone system. Articles from this project can be found in Social Text, differences, and The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies. Her new research concerns the history of talking books, reading machines, and "print disability." Mills is the co-editor of a recent issue of Grey Room on the "audiovisual" and the recipient of the 2010 Irving K. Zola Award for Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies.