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Jason R. D’Aoust

I am a researcher in comparative literature with interests in media, music, and history. My work broadly focuses on the representation of voices in literature, opera, and digital media. I was a fellow in Comparative Literature and at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) at Utrecht University, and am now an Affiliate Scholar of Oberlin College. I hold a PhD in Theory & Criticism from the University of Western Ontario. I studied vocal performance at the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec à Montréal, before pursuing degrees in English and Comparative Literature at Université de Montréal. My research examines literary figures of singers such as the castrati, Orpheus, and Tristan, and my current project investigates posthumanist vocality in opera, film, and literature.