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Jason R. D’Aoust

is a researcher in comparative literature and musicology, whose work broadly focuses on the remediation of voices in literature, performing arts, and media. Until recently, he was a guest researcher in Comparative Literature and at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) at Utrecht University, and is now Affiliate Scholar at Oberlin College. He holds a PhD in Theory & Criticism from the University of Western Ontario. He studied vocal performance at the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec à Montréal, before pursuing degrees in English Studies and Comparative Literature at Université de Montréal. His research examines literary figures of singers such as the castrati, Orpheus, and Tristan, and his current project investigates posthumanist vocality in opera, film, and literature.