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Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography & Social Thought at the New School incubates advanced transdisciplinary research and practice at the intersection of social theory and design and fosters dialogue on related themes across the university.

Julie Napolin


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Julie Napolin

Dialectical Sound: Resonance, Faulkner, and the Digital Humanities

Julie Beth Napolin is Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, teaching in Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College. Her work participates in the fields of sound studies, American studies, and literary modernism, asking what practices and philosophies of listening in the 20th century and beyond can tell us about the modernist novel as form.

Professor Napolin is interested in the digital humanities as an emerging discipline and is a Core Collaborator and co-editor of "Digital Yoknapatawpha," an online mapping of the fictional world of William Faulkner. She is also a radio producer and practicing musician, and recently taught a course with Michael Garofalo of StoryCorps, helping Lang students create a radio oral history of The New School and Greenwich Village.

In 2012, Julie Napolin's essay "A Sinister Resonance: Vibration, Sound, and the Birth of Conrad's Marlow" (published in Qui Parle) was awarded the Joseph Conrad Society of America Young Scholar Prize. Her essay on the phonograph in Faulkner's As I Lay Dying is forthcoming in Fifty Years After Faulkner (ed. Jay Watson).

Earlier Event: March 6
Reggie Wilson
Later Event: April 10
Annemarie Mol