Conférence de Jada Watson (University of Ottawa)

Jada Watson, professeure invitée du CRIHN à l’hiver 2022, fera une conférence intitulée « Silencing the Past: Industry Data and the Production of Institutional Memory » :

Billboard charts function as curatorial instruments that systematically “remember” some artists “forget” others (Straw 2015; Watson 2020). While country scholarship has addressed the declining presence of female artists on country charts (Watson 2019), disappearance can only be traced if artists appear in chart data in the first place. What happens if artists never chart in manner that is detectable or traceable within the industry’s business model? How does their absence impact cultural heritage processes? The title of this talk points to Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s (1995) work on the production of history and expands on his framework for thinking about how silences are produced within the country music industry via its data regimes. Drawing on feminist scholarship on institutional discrimination (Collins 1990; Ahmed 2014, 2019), this paper offers a framework for considering how industry data shapes cultural heritage, focusing on how industrial practices ultimately dictate whose stories get preserved.

La conférence aura lieu via Jitsi :

Cette conférence est présentée avec le soutien du Département de littératures et de langues du monde de l’Université de Montréal.

Ce contenu a été mis à jour le 2 mars 2022 à 21 h 18 min.