VOCAL PROJECTIONS: DOCUMENTARY AND THE VOICE
September 19, 2014 – University of Surrey (Guildford, UK)
Keynote speaker: Dr. Patrick Sjöberg (Karlstadt University, Sweden)
Despite a renewed interest in documentary in the last several decades, scholars have yet to fully account for the ways in which the human voice figures as a complex and potentially ambiguous element within the audiovisual landscape. Documentary scholarship has tended to emphasize the documentary film image and its indexical relationship to reality. When it has been discussed, the human voice has been figured in primarily rhetorical terms as an element that reinforces or undermines the visual truth claims of documentary.