The Voice of Technology: Soviet Cinema’s Transition to Sound, 1928-1935


ACLS Fellowship Program


Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature

Named Award

ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies Fellow named award


Looking at the intersection of art and technology, of politics and policy, and art and the state, this project uses Soviet cinema’s conversion to sound to think about the moment of historical transition (1928-1935) from avant-garde theory to socialist realist practice, and to consider how the “voice” of Soviet power is transmitted via the new technology of film sound.