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Knox College Professor to Speak at WIU Nov. 11

October 29, 2014

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MACOMB, IL – Knox College Assistant Professor William Hope, of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, will speak about "Like a Sonorous Rum One Drinks with Ears: Making sense of Cuban Son Montuno and the Aesthetics of Sabor," from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 in Horrabin Hall, room 1.

The lecture is directed to students interested in the interrelations between music and society. Hope will discuss his suggestion of sabor being the key to understanding social fields of cultural production and experience.

"Sabor constitutes a vital inter-sensorial frame within which Cuban musicians and dancers conceive, assess and engage aesthetic qualities and social values in and through performance," said Hope. "In turn, these techniques affectively articulate senses of self, of place and of cultural identity."

Hope's lecture is co-sponsored by WIU's Visiting Lecture Committee (VLC), the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research (CITR) and the WIU Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor Gordon Chang at

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