Events / Interdisciplinary and Intermedial Approaches | Listening to Literature

Interdisciplinary and Intermedial Approaches | Listening to Literature

April 21, 2023
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The workshop takes place in a hybrid format:

In room WILL440 (Williams Hall, 4th floor) and via Zoom:

All are welcome, on site or online! Join us for the reception after the workshop.

The 2023 Brueghel Chair and the Francophone, Italian and Germanic Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania are hosting a workshop on the acoustics of literature and the politics of listening. Participants will present their current research that covers a broad range of topics and approaches, reflecting diverse aspects of this growing and prolific interdisciplinary research field.

This workshop is made possible thanks to the generous support of the VLIR (Flemish Interuniversity Council, sponsor of the Brueghel Chair) and the FIGS department Penn.


  • Caroline A. Kita (Washington University in St. Louis)
    “Listen Up!”: Radio Programming Magazines, Radio Drama, and the Creation of Democratic Listeners in Postwar Germany
  • Anjuli Joshi Brekke (University of Wisconsin-Parkside)
    Broadcasting Stories of Racism on the Radio: A Soundtrack of Lost Control
  • Chris Mustazza (UPenn – PennSound)
    Historical Hearing: Ways of Listening in the Poetry Audio Archive
  • Ian Whittington (University of Mississippi)
    Austin Clarke and the Sounds of Irish Modernism
  • Inge Arteel (UPenn and Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
    Choric Voices in Ernst Jandl and Friederike Mayröcker’s Radio Plays
  • yasser elhariry (Dartmouth College)
    Gramma, Phono, Unit (Luc Bénazet)

Organized and moderated by Inge Arteel. For more information, email For abstracts, visit