FRIDAY MAY 1: 11AM – 1PM EDT

Pooja Rangan – “Disability as Accent, Accent as Disability”
Ani Maitra – “What Does It Mean to ‘Sound Gay’?: Voice, Sexuality, and Surplus Jouissance”
Naomi Waltham-Smith – “The Demonstration of Accent: Media, Manif, Metaphysics” 
Rey Chow – “Taking Accents Beyond Identity Politics: A Challenge”
Nina Sun Eidsheim – “Accent and Race in Vocaloid’s Body-Voice Combinations”
Pavitra Sundar – “Accent as Ambience: Speaking of the Xenophone in Satya

SATURDAY MAY 2: 11AM – 1PM EDT

Presentations by students enrolled in research seminars “Hearing Difference: The Political Economy of Accent” (Amherst College) & “English and its Discontents” (Hamilton College): Eniola Ajao, Eugene Choi, Michelle Chung, Arielle Kirven, Kahini Mutsuddi, Nam Nguyen, Sophie Pu, Sydney Scanlon, Isabelle Doerre Torres, and Renee Varga

SUNDAY MAY 3: 11AM – 1PM EDT

Leonardo Cardoso – “Bugs and Political Crises in Brazil since 2014”
Vijay Ramjattan – “Accent Reduction as Raciolinguistic Pedagogy”
Sara Veronica Hinojos – “Accented Latina/o/x Textese: Bilingual Digital Literacies in Short Message Service (SMS)”
John Baugh – “Linguistics for Legal Purposes”
Akshya Saxena – “The Intelligibility of Accent”
Karen Tongson – “Accent, Musicality, and Mimesis in The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart
Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan – “American Accents, or, What Was Multiethnic Literature?”

All are invited to stay after the panel concludes for an informal discussion