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What is sound, and what is its place in anthropology? Is sound a method of ethnographic inquiry? An object of study? In this course, we will begin by broadly examining the interdisciplinary field of “Sound Studies,” and then move towards a sustained reflection on anthropology’s disciplinary specific engagement with sound. Half of the course will be dedicated to reading three full ethnographies of sound, which will serve as a foundation for exploring a wide range of topics: the role of sound in transducing social relations, the aurality of archives, the vibrational tactility and materiality of sound, auditory subject formation, the politics of soundscapes, and, of course, the ethnographic innovations that emerge out of an attention to sensory registers. We will complement our ethnographic readings with practice-based experiments of listening to and visually inscribing actual soundscapes. By the end of the semester, students will have developed an analytical toolkit for analyzing the sonic nature of contemporary phenomena (e.g. racism, religious belonging, trauma) as well as a capacity for attending critically to their own sonic environment.
This course, which will fulfill the 500-level literature requirement for the Spanish major, will trace the emergence, workings and controversial historical legacies of one of Europe's most (in)famous legal and religious institutions, the Inquisition, with special focus on Early Modern Spain and its colonies in New Spain. Initially established in France in the late twelfth century to repress religious heterodoxy and affirm the Roman Catholic Church's spiritual authority, the Inquisition was soon to be introduced in Spain and its domains in response to the perceived threats posed by ‘New Christians’ (falsos conversos and judaizantes), and Protestants. In this class, we will study how the Holy Office worked to define, detect and eliminate "heresy", paying close attention to the Suprema’s often-contested relationship with other religious and political authorities. We will also analyze how Inquisitors responded to what familiares and other reporters/informers perceived as sorcery, witchcraft, alumbrismo, moral ‘deviance’, and purity of blood (pureza de sangre). The course will include a selection of literary as well as nonliterary sources, such as legal documents, testimonies, material culture, films, and documentaries.