Hiram College

Matthew Mullane ’09 has recently had the paper he presented for his senior seminar, “The Aesthetic Ear: Sound Art, Jacques Rancière and the Politics of Listening,” published in the “Journal of Aesthetics and Culture.”

The “Journal of Aesthetics and Culture” is “a peer reviewed Open Access journal that aims to develop inter-disciplinary theoretical models as applied to human science research on aesthetic questions, understood in their broadest meaning, as a means to transcend traditional subject boundaries and to integrate regional, national, international and global perspectives; and finally, to also bridge the gaps between art and technology, between high brow culture and popular culture, and between aesthetics and politics,” according to the journal’s website.

The full paper, which Mullane also presented at the 7th Annual Cultural Studies Association Conference in Kansas City, Mo., in April 2009, can be read online.

Mullane is the second art history graduate in five years to have his senior seminar paper published.