Anthony Grajeda, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Modern Studies, Department of English from The University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee (2001)

Selected Publications

Books

  • Music, Sound, and Technology in America: A Documentary History of Early Phonograph, Cinema, and Radio. Co-Edited by Timothy D. Taylor and Mark Katz. Duke University Press, 2012
  • Jay Beck and Tony Grajeda, editors, Lowering the Boom: Critical Studies in Film Sound (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2008) and in translation: Chinese (Beijing: China Film Press, 2013)

Articles/Essays

  • “The ‘Sweet Spot’: The Technology of Stereo and the Field of Auditorship,” in eds., Paul Théberge, Kyle Devine, and Tom Everett, Living Stereo: Histories and Cultures of Multichannel Sound (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015), 37-63.

  • “Post-War Postponed: War without End, the Returning Soldier in American Cinema, and the Gendered Representation of Trauma,” Special Issue on “Media, Technology and the Culture of Militarism,” eds., Robin Andersen and Tanner Mirrlees, Democratic Communiqué (Vol. 26, No. 2, Fall 2014), 55-71.

  • “Early Mood Music: Edison’s Phonography, American Modernity and the Instrumentalization of Listening,” in Marta García Quiñones, Anahid Kassabian and Elena Boschi, eds., Ubiquitous Musics: The Everyday Sounds That We Don’t Always Notice (Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, 2013), 31-47.

  •  “’A Question of the Ear’: Listening to Touch of Evil,” in Jay Beck and Tony Grajeda, eds., Lowering the Boom: Critical Studies in Film Sound (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2008), 201-217.

  • “The Winning and Losing of Hearts and Minds: Vietnam, Iraq, and the Claims of the War Documentary,” Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media 49 (Spring 2007), 38 ms. pages; 41 web pages: http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/jc49.2007/Grajeda/index.html.

  • “Picturing Torture: Gulf Wars Past and Present,” in Andrew Martin and Patrice Petro, eds., Rethinking Global Security: Media, Popular Culture, and the “War on Terror” (New Brunswick, NJ and London: Rutgers University Press, 2006), 206-235.
  • “Disasterologies,” Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy, special issue on “After Social Construction: Technology, Knowledge, and Society” 19:4 (October-December  2005), 315-319.

  • "The Sound of Disaffection," in Henry Jenkins, Tara McPherson, and Jane Shattuc, eds., Hop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2002), 357-375.

  • "The 'Feminization' of Rock," in Roger Beebe, Denise Fulbrook and Ben Saunders, eds., Rock Over the Edge: Transformations of Popular Music Culture (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2002), 233-254.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • “Introduction: Cinema,” in Timothy D. Taylor, Mark Katz and Tony Grajeda, editors, Music, Sound, and Technology in America: A Documentary History of Early Phonograph, Cinema, and Radio (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2012), 137-44, 378-82.

  • Jay Beck and Tony Grajeda, “Introduction: The Future of Film Sound Studies,” in Beck and Grajeda, eds., Lowering the Boom: Critical Studies in Film Sound (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2008), 1-20.

Miscellaneous Publications

  • Journals (Guest Editor)  

    Music, Sound, and the Moving Image 2:2 (Autumn 2008 [published 2009]), Special Issue on “The Future of Sound Studies,” co-edited with Jay Beck, with co-authored introduction, 109-114.

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10848 ENG3014 Theories and Tech of Lit Study World Wide Web (W) Unavailable

“Theories of Literature” is a gateway course designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of contemporary approaches to the academic study of literary and cultural texts. The course will cover many of the most prominent and influential “schools of thought” or critical theories of literature, including New Criticism, structuralism, poststucturalism/deconstruction, psychoanalysis, feminism, sexuality/queer studies, Marxism, new historicism, postcolonial and critical race theory, reader response, disability studies, and eco-criticism. We will study explanatory texts about the various theories, along with representative texts of theory itself. We will also apply these approaches to literary and cultural texts ranging from canonical works to popular forms (such as film). We will engage with the scholarly debate in literary studies and work toward the construction of an advanced analytical paper in preparation for 4000-level coursework. Students should emerge from this course with the ability to read texts from a variety of different critical perspectives and conduct research at an appropriately advanced undergraduate level.

11264 ENG3014 Theories and Tech of Lit Study World Wide Web (W) Unavailable

“Theories of Literature” is a gateway course designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of contemporary approaches to the academic study of literary and cultural texts. The course will cover many of the most prominent and influential “schools of thought” or critical theories of literature, including New Criticism, structuralism, poststucturalism/deconstruction, psychoanalysis, feminism, sexuality/queer studies, Marxism, new historicism, postcolonial and critical race theory, reader response, disability studies, and eco-criticism. We will study explanatory texts about the various theories, along with representative texts of theory itself. We will also apply these approaches to literary and cultural texts ranging from canonical works to popular forms (such as film). We will engage with the scholarly debate in literary studies and work toward the construction of an advanced analytical paper in preparation for 4000-level coursework. Students should emerge from this course with the ability to read texts from a variety of different critical perspectives and conduct research at an appropriately advanced undergraduate level.

16882 ENG6078 Contemp Movements Lct Theory Video Strmng (V1) COVD DL exmp Tu 07:30 PM - 10:15 PM Unavailable

This course, a requirement for the Master’s degree in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies, will provide students with a rigorous overview of the theory and practice of contemporary approaches to the academic study of literary and cultural texts. The course will examine many of the most prominent and influential “schools of thought” or critical theories of literature, including New Criticism, structuralism, poststucturalism/deconstruction, psychoanalysis, feminism, sexuality/queer studies, Marxism, new historicism, postcolonial and critical race theory, reader response, disability studies, and eco-criticism. We will study explanatory texts about the various theories, along with representative texts of theory itself. The seminar will act as a forum to engage with the current scholarly debate in literary and cultural studies, preparing students to work toward the construction of an advanced analytical paper in keeping with graduate-level coursework.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81843 ENG3073 Cultural Studies Literature World Wide Web (W) Unavailable

ENG 3073: Cultural Studies

What do memes, hip hop, Disney, video games, zombie movies, fan fiction, mash-ups, and

YouTube have in common? They have all come under the scrutiny of what is called "cultural studies." As a relatively new academic field, cultural studies addresses the increasing importance of “culture” (in the widest sense of the term) to post-industrial consumer societies over the past few decades. This course will begin by tracing some of the historical debates on the emergence of commercial mass culture since the late 19th Century—as necessary background to our work—before considering several theoretical approaches to the study of culture, including the Frankfurt School, British cultural studies, contemporary feminist theory, and American cultural populism. Following these sessions on cultural theory, the course will proceed to the application of cultural studies by taking up its interdisciplinary method of interpreting and "reading" culture, turning to specific examples of analyzing the texts and practices of popular culture: advertising, television, movies, pop music, and other forms of "entertainment." Our work will consist of weekly readings, online discussion board work, a mid-term paper as well as a final term paper, and lively discussion of the culture of everyday life.

81763 LIT6936 Studies in Lct Theory Video Strmng (V1) COVD DL exmp Tu 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Unavailable

Cultural Studies

By the end of the 20th Century, a number of academic disciplines across the humanities and social sciences had taken the cultural “turn” toward what is now called cultural studies, an interdisciplinary approach to the increasing importance of culture to “post-industrial” consumer societies. And while English departments and literary studies have adopted cultural studies as a generalized theoretical paradigm, encompassing everything from reader-response and new historicism to neo-marxian and post-colonial theory, a more specific lineage can be traced back to the formation of British cultural studies and the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (BCCC). This course will examine a selection of texts produced by the “culturalist” tradition associated with the BCCC, exploring as well some of its continuing influences in contemporary debates over mass culture and popular culture, ideology and communication, modernism and postmodernism, and the often fraught nexus of intellectual work and politics.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
51161 ENG3014 Theories and Tech of Lit Study World Wide Web (W) A Unavailable

Professor’s description:

“Theories of Literature” is a gateway course designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of contemporary approaches to the academic study of literary and cultural texts. The course will cover many of the most prominent and influential “schools of thought” or critical theories of literature, including New Criticism, structuralism, poststucturalism/deconstruction, psychoanalysis, feminism, sexuality/queer studies, Marxism, new historicism, postcolonial and critical race theory, and reader response criticism. We will study explanatory texts about the various theories, along with representative texts of theory itself. We will also apply these approaches to literary and cultural texts ranging from canonical works to popular forms (such as film). We will engage with the scholarly debate in literary studies and work toward the construction of an advanced analytical paper in preparation for 4000-level coursework. Students should emerge from this course with the ability to read texts from a variety of different critical perspectives and perform research at an appropriately advanced undergraduate level.

Updated: Oct 9, 2019