Sound and space, sound in space: Iannis Xenakis’s Polytopes de Montréal at Expo 67

This sound studies essay presented to Professor Monika Gagnon explores the intersection between sound and space through the work of Iannis Xenakis, particularly his Polytope de Montréal, presented at Expo 67. 

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Paris is Burning and Brechtian Theory

Through the lenses of Brechtian theory and gender studies, this essay presented to Professor Mark Sussman examines the implications of the drag performances in the film Paris is Burning as they relate to the notion of performativity.

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Obstinately Political: the Shift from Revolutionary to Revelatory Documentary

A film studies essay presented to Professor Liz Miller, investigating the political role of documentary filmmaking and its intimate link to collective memory, particularly in the work of Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzman. 

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