Arzu Karaduman

Visiting Lecturer in Media Studies and Production


Arzu Karaduman studies sound in contemporary global cinemas and film philosophy. She has presented widely in national and international conferences and published on film sound, film philosophy, psychoanalysis and film, and gender and race in contemporary global cinemas.

Dr. Karaduman is currently working on turning her dissertation titled “Sounding Anew: Anasonicity in Contemporary Global Cinemas” into a book. Conceptually modeled on Akira Lippit’s Atomic Light, “Sounding Anew” devises anasonicity as a new theory about sound in cinema and generates other terms to address sound techniques disrupting synchronization in contemporary global cinemas. In her research, Dr. Karaduman pays particular attention to how contemporary cinemas challenge synchronization by playing with the thresholds between audibility and inaudibility in novel ways.


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School of Communication and the Arts


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