• Curriculum Vitae

    JUSTIN HORTON, Ph.D

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    AESTHETICS
    FILM-PHILOSOPHY
    SOUND STUDIES
     

  • PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

    Georgia State University

    2016—present

    Limited-term Lecturer

    Department of Communication

  • EDUCATION

    Georgia State University

    2016

    Ph.D. - Moving Image Studies, May 2016
    Department of Communication

     

    Dissertation: Bodies That Scatter: Sound, Cinema, Figure, Form

    • Committee: Jennifer M. Barker (chair), Angelo Restivo, Greg M. Smith, Patricia Pisters (Univ. of Amsterdam)

     

     

    Georgia State University

    2010

    M.A. - Moving Image Studies, August 2010
    Department of Communication

     

     

     

     
     
     

    University of Georgia

    May 2002
    B.A. - Journalism
    Grady College of Journalism

     

     

     

     
     
  • REFEREED ARTICLES

    The Unheard Voice in the Sound Film

    Cinema Journal 52, no. 4 (2013): 3-24.

    Winner:
    2012 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Student Writing Award

     

    Much has been written about the "disembodied voice" in film. This article seeks to address the inverse: speaking characters whose words go unheard. Often thought rare, this phenomenon is quite common, and to address the blind spot, I propose the neologism "the voice-out" and identify 10 categories thereof. In so doing, I illuminate a number of understudied sound-image relations within the cinema.

    Mental Landscapes: Bazin, Deleuze, and Neorealism (Then and Now)

    Cinema Journal 52, no. 2 (2013): 23–45.

    Though often thought to advocate an "objective" cinema, Bazin instead proffered a "supernatural" conception of realism, one deeply invested in character interiority. This article brings together Bazin's writings with Deleuze's theorization of free indirect cinematic discourse to reconcile the hallucinatory ending of George Washington (David Gordon Green, 2000) with the neorealist paradigm.

     

    The Sound of Uncertain Voices: Mumblecore and the Interrogation of Realism

    Cinephile 7, no. 2 (2011): 23–29.

    I argue that Joe Swanberg's Kissing on the Mouth (2005) confronts the "problem" of realism on a number of fronts, among them the techno-ontological, the inheritance of antecedent realist styles, and sexual explicitness as a guarantor of the real. I also contend that the film's most intriguing undertaking lies in its curious interplay of sound and image, which deviates considerably from what we might call a "realist" soundscape.

     

  • BOOK CHAPTERS

    "The Building and Blurring of Worlds: Sound in Complex Narrative Cinema"

    2017

    World Building: Transmedia, Fans, Industries . Edited by Marta Boni and Martin Lefebvre. Amsterdam University Press, 2017 (in press)

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    WEB PUBLICATIONS
     

    "Spells of Sound and Silence": Sound and the Voice(-out) in "Hush"

    2013

    Cinema Journal's "Afterthoughts and Postscripts" (invited)

     

     

     

  • CONFERENCES

    The Silent Image of Woman:

    Interiority and Opacity in Recent Art Cinema

    2017

    Annual Meeting for the Society of Cinema and Media Studies

    Chicago, IL, March 2017.

     

    Figural Echoes: On Some ‘Motifs’ in Lynne Ramsay

    2016

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies

    Atlanta, GA, March 2016.

     

    Feeling the Body That Is Not There, or,

    Her as Tuning Fork

    2015

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies

    Montreal, Quebec, March 2015.

     

    Graduate Student Teaching: Politics and

    Practical Advice

    2015

    Workshop organizer. Annual Meeting of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Montreal, Quebec, March 2015.

     

    Reconsidering Formal Analysis

    2014

    FLOW Conference,

    Austin, TX, September 2014.

     

    Vibration, Resonance, Deformation:
    Deleuze’s Soundfulness

    2014

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies,

    Seattle, WA, March 2014

     

    Resonance

    2014

    Respondent. Rendering (the) Visible II,
    Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, February 2014.

     

    Bodies That Scatter

    2013

    The Northwestern University Summer Institute on Rhetoric

    and Public Culture, Evanston, IL, July 2013.

     

    Disembodiment and Ecstatic Perception in
    The Tree of Life

    2013

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies,
    Chicago, IL, March 2013

     

    Ekstasis: Autoscopy and Malick's
    The Tree of Life

    2013

    Film and Philosophy Conference
    University of Florida, February 2013

     

    Pasolini, Deleuze, and 'The Cinema of Poetry'

    2011

    South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
    Atlanta, GA, November 2011

     

    The Unheard Voice in the Sound Film

    2011

    Music and the Moving Image Conference
    New York University, May 2011

     

    The Limits of Vision: Sound and Subjectivity in Gus Van Sant's 'Paranoid Park'

    2011

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies,
    New Orleans, LA, March 2011

     

    'What Do You See?’: Bazin, Deleuze, and
    David Gordon Green’s George Washington

    2010

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies,
    Los Angeles, CA, March 2010

     

    Southern (and Other) Accents:
    Rahmin Bahrani's Goodbye Solo

    2009

    South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
    Atlanta, GA, November 2009

     

    'Diamonds on a Jeweler's Felt':
    Irony, Sincerity, and Mumblecore

    2009

    National PCA/ACA Conference
    New Orleans, LA, April 2009

     

  • AWARDS

    2012 Student Writing Award

    Society for Cinema and Media Studies
    $500

    2012 Outstanding Academic Achievement in Graduate Studies

    Georgia State University 
    Department of Communication
  • TEACHING

    Georgia State University

    FLME 1010:
    Film Aesthetics and Analysis

    x4

    FLME 2700:
    History of Motion Pictures

    x9

    FLME 4750:

    Film Theory and Criticism

    x3
     

     

    FLME 4780:
    Puzzle Films and Complex Narratives

    x2

     

     

    FLME 4910:
    Senior Seminar: Film Sound

    x1
     

     

    SPEECH 1000:
    Introduction to Human Communication

    x2
     

     

  • MEDIA APPEARANCES

    "Cinema Journal Presents."

    2013

    Aca-Media podcast. Long-form interview. Episode 3. March 2013.

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