Megan Steigerwald Ille, American Culture Studies Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Cultures, 2018-2020

posted by Iver Bernstein

on April 20th, 2018

Megan Steigerwald Ille will be receiving her Ph.D. in Musicology from Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester this May. Megan Steigerwald Ille's dissertation, "Bringing Down the House: Situating and Mediating Opera in the Twenty-First Century," draws together the insights of performance and media studies, critiques of labor and production, and ethnographic methodologies to consider the work of six opera companies that use digital modes of viewership to re-brand and reshape opera as a competitive art form in our technologically driven economy. Her work more broadly engages the roles digital technologies play--that is to say, digital media's "mediation"--in contemporary composition and performance of Western art music. Steigerwald Ille is an award-winning instructor at Eastman, and has proposed courses for her postdoc fellowship tenure that range from one on "The Internet of Place: Sounding Space, Hearing Digital Practice" to another on "Distortion."

We welcome Megan Steigerwald Ille to Washington University and to the AMCS intellectual community and AMCS Digital Cultures Postdoc role!

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