Shawn VanCour is a media historian and lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the University of South Carolina. He has published articles on radio music and sound style in early television, as well as essays on Rudolf Arnheim’s radio theory and the origins of American broadcasting archives. He is currently completing a book on production practices and aesthetic norms for early radio programming and pursuing work for a second project on the radio-television transition of the 1940s-1950s.
- Ritual, Noise, and the Cut-up: The Art of Tara Transitory
- Enacting Queer Listening, or When Anzaldúa Laughs
- Sounding Out! Podcast #46: Ruptures in the Soundscape of Disneyland
- Straight Leanin’: Sounding Black Life at the Intersection of Hip-hop and Big Pharma
- The Sweet Sounds of Havana: Space, Listening, and the Making of Sonic Citizenship
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