Welcome to HTRD. In this episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with and hearing the sounds of Dr. Ann Cahill.
A professor of philosophy at Elon University, Dr. Cahill and voice and performance coach Christine Hamel co-authored: Sounding Bodies: Identity, Injustice, and the Voice. This work scrutinizes the voice’s philosophical significance as sound rather than metaphor (i.e. ‘voices at the table). Our discussion focuses specifically on the introduction and Chapter 5, which centers on gestation, birth, and sexual sounding, and the use of vocalizations during these experiences. Dr. Cahill also released Miscarriage and Intercorporeality in 2015, which discusses miscarrying in relation to embodiment, the process of becoming, and corporeal generosity, i.e., bodily gifts.
My co-host for this episode is Grace Rogers, a senior at UNF who will be graduating with an Interdisciplinary Studies degree focused on Sociology, Religion, and Philosophy, along with a minor in Applied Ethics.