“Earshaking Thunder”: Acoustic Violence in Stephen Crane's "The Red Badge of Courage" and "Maggie"

Vortrag mit Prof. Dr. Philipp Schweighauser, Universität Basel | Im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung "Stephen Crane's Times"

This talk explores the immensely dense soundscapes of Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage and Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. Drawing on the early soundscape studies of R. Murray Schafer and more recent theorizations of noise by Jacques Attali and Michel Serres, I argue that the noises that pervade these texts are an integral part of the violence staged in Crane’s novel and novella. In making this argument, I probe the martial soundscape of The Red Badge of Courage and the urban soundscape of Maggie as two defining spaces of American modernity.


Die Veranstaltung findet hybrid statt. Zum Livestream geht es hier.
Veranstaltungssprache: Englisch
Mit: Englisches Seminar der Universität Freiburg

Englisches Seminar der Universität Freiburg
Hörsaal 1015, KG I der Universität
Do, 27.Jan.2022 um 18:00