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Thursday, March 11, 2021 5:00pm to 6:30pm

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The current discourse of captioning enforces a captions façade of neutral technology, but this view of captions as neutral doesn’t answer: 

  • Why are Black actors miscaptioned at higher rates than their white counterparts? 
  • Why do television sex scenes caption queer sex differently than heterosexual sex? 
  • Why do captions “correct” language into standard American English? 

Captions are a series of rhetorical choices created by captioners and influenced by a society that values specific types of bodies, pleasure, languages, races, genders and sexualities. Join us for a talk by Celeste Reeb that will examine how closed captions, which are often coded as a disabled space, reveal normative logics of marginalization.

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Direct accommodation requests to:

John Paul Stadler at jpstadle@ncsu.

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