Distinguished Lecture in Renaissance Studies

"Soundproof: Listening for Silence in Early Modern England"
Presented by Heidi Brayman Hackel, UC Riverside

This talk will bring together an exploration of silent religious practices and the emergence of communication systems for the deaf in Renaissance Europe in order to better understand the imagined acoustic boundaries of two critical innovations of the English public stage – the aside and the dumb show.

Heidi Brayman Hackel (UC Riverside) is the author of Reading Material in Early Modern England: Print, Gender, and Literacy and the co-editor of Reading Women and (with ASU Professor Ian Moulton) the forthcoming Teaching Early Modern English Literature from the Archives. Her current book project centers on deafness, muteness, and gesture in early modern England.
This event is free and open to the public.

Soundproof: Listening for Silence in Early Modern England

Alumni Lounge, Memorial Union (ASU Tempe Campus)