Kathy Cacace considers where and how women’s voices are used within Major League Baseball broadcasts.
The Sound of Queer Masculinity in Dorian Electra’s Flamboyant
Paxton Haven / University of Texas at Austin
Paxton Haven examines the role of glitched vocal distortion in Dorian Electra’s new album. In doing so, Haven draws a trajectory of Electra’s contemporary work to transgressive artists of the past who use the affordances of their respective genres to articulate a queered masculinity through vocal performance.
Taylor Peterson discusses the recent “resurgence” of Keanu Reeves vis-à-vis his performance in the John Wick franchise.
Not a Cross-Over Act: The Pop Stardom of Camila Cabello
Nathan Rossi / University of Texas at Austin
Nathan Rossi considers the promotion and artistry of Latina Pop Star Camila Cabello during her rise to solo fame.
“It’s All American Stuff”: Sports Champions in the Trump White House
Brett Siegel / University of Texas at Austin
Brett Siegel analyzes some of the more recent White House ceremonies that have been held to honor championship-winning sports teams, investigating the ways in which a mundane public relations ritual has been disrupted by Trump-era politics and a corresponding surge of athlete activism.
Artists Reveal the Invisible Infrastructures of “The Cloud”
Maria Skouras / University of Texas at Austin
Maria Skouras analyzes the metaphor and invisibility of crucial technological infrastructures and the artists working to demystify these systems.
Insecure, Issa Rae, and The Interstitial Space of Black Female Friendships
Daelena Tinnin / University of Texas at Austin
Daelena Tinnin examines the dearth of black female friendships on television, the paradox of visibility, and Insecure‘s liminal possibilities.