Art Blake

Art Blake is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Ryerson University where he teaches undergraduate courses in 20th century US history, urban and cultural history. He also teaches in the Arts and Contemporary Studies interdisciplinary BA program, as well as a course in sound studies for the Communication and Culture graduate program. Blake is writing a book on sound, intimacy, and strangers in the post-1945 urban US. Blake is the author of How New York Became American, 1890-1924 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), and has recently published an article in American Quarterly (Vol 63, No 3, Sept 2011, special issue on sound studies), and an essay in the collection Sound in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009), edited by David Suisman and Susan Strasser.