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Patrick Sullivan

Managing Editor, InVisible Culture

PhD. Candidate, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies

University of Rochester

My research addresses mid-to-late 20th-century US television. I focus on the forms and functions sound plays in the medium. I am particularly interested in issues of aesthetics, labor, and medium specificity.

Currently, I am completing a dissertation tentatively titled TV Sound in the Network Era, 1952-1984. This dissertation attunes and recalibrates theories of sound to the social and material particularities of the television in network era and, in the process, details the sonic history of network TV and the social history of televisual sound.