Noise and Sound: QM 18C Reading Group

This semester, Queen Mary’s eighteenth-century Studies reading group is focusing on noise and sound. Meetings take place on Wednesdays from 5.15–7pm in ArtsTwo, Room 2.18, at Mile End.
For further details and precirculated readings contact Megan Kitching ( or Nydia Pineda (

All are welcome.

Wednesday March 27
BYO eighteenth-century noise and sound extract. Texts for discussion will be precirculated; contact Megan or Nydia to send an excerpt or receive the bundle.

Wednesday March 20
John Clare and birdsong. Introduced by Tom Williams.

Wednesday March 6
“Representing,” Chapter Three of Jacques Attali’s Noise: The Political Economy of Music, trans. Brian Massumi (Minneapolis & London: University of Minnesota Press, 1985). Introduced by Nydia Pineda and Megan Kitching.

Wednesday February 6, at the slightly later time of 5.30pm
“Noise,” Chapter Five of Emily Cockayne’s Hubbub: Filth, Noise and Stench in England, 1600–1770 (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2007). Introduced by Dr. Chris Reid.

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