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Marie-Madeleine Mervant-Roux

Visiting Scholar (Nov 2018-Jan 2019)

PhD, Emeritus Research Director, THALIM Research Unit, Paris

Marie-Madeleine Mervant-Roux is Emeritus Research Director (Theater Studies) at the CNRS (INSHS, National Institute of Human and Social Sciences), attached to the THALIM Research Unit (CNRS/Université Paris 3/ENS). Her research is dedicated to sound and listening in nineteenth-century to twenty-first-century French theater. She leads the ANR ECHO program (2014–2018, THALIM/Bibliothèque nationale de France/LIMSI). ECHO focuses on spoken voices on French stages in the second half of the twentieth century. Mervant-Roux’s current research themes are theater discography (1950−1980), theater and radio in France during “les années noires” (1940−1944), theater acoustics and sound systems, the use of audio archives for theater research, and the silence of theory on the aural dimensions of theater.


No current projects were found for this scholar.

Theatrical Spoken-Word Records in Germany and France, 1950–1970: Repertoire, Production, Distribution, Use


Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

Arts du spectacle et Sound Studies : le réveil des archives dormantes du théâtre (2008–2018)

SIBMAS (International Association of Libraries and Museums of Performing Arts)