Errant Voices Conference

The Errant Voices: Performances Beyond Measure conference will take place April 29-30. The conference was co-organized by Professor Kara Keeling (Cinema and Mediate Studies) and Professor Martha Feldman (Music), alongside Amy Skjerseth, current Cinema and Media Studies PhD student. 

About the Conference

"Errant Voices: Performances Beyond Measure” explores voices that share in an attempt to escape their confines perforce or by choice, taking as its three main case studies trans*, raced, and castrato voices. This two-day, in-person conference will work to make sense of these voices, by turns insurgent and resilient, as ones that defy categorization, appearing at their most revealing in performances that are capacious and open, resisting description, norms, and even ontological certainty. Deborah Vargas (Associate Professor and Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Comparative Sexuality, Gender, and Race in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University) will deliver the keynote, “El Grito: The Errant Cries of Mexicanidad."