Theorizing Sound Writing

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Wesleyan University Press, Apr 4, 2017 - Music - 336 pages
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The study of listening—aurality—and its relation to writing is the subject of this eclectic edited volume. Theorizing Sound Writing explores the relationship between sound, theory, language, and inscription. This volume contains an impressive lineup of scholars from anthropology, ethnomusicology, musicology, performance, and sound studies. The contributors write about sound in their ongoing work, while also making an intervention into the ethics of academic knowledge, one in which listening is the first step not only in translating sound into words but also in compassionate scholarship.
 

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Contents

Theorizing Sound WritingWriting Sound Theory
1
PART ONE WRITING SOUND THEORY
23
PART TWO MEMOIR AND METAPHOR AS METHOD
115
PART THREE THEORIZING SOUND WRITING
189
PART FOUR LISTENING AND WITNESS
251
Sound Properties of the Written Word
294
About the Contributors
309
Index
315
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DEBORAH A. KAPCHAN is associate professor of performance studies at New York University. A Guggenheim fellow, she is the author of Gender on the Market and Traveling Spirit Masters, as well as numerous articles on sound, narrative, and poetics.

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