Sounding It Out: Audio Production as Scholarship
Most scholarship on sound in rhetoric and writing has been discussed through alphabetic modalities, primarily read instead of listened to. This roundtable celebrates and explores another way: scholarship on sound-related topics that actually uses sound as a fundamental part of experiencing the work. This roundtable features nine speakers who have all published scholarship that relies on aurality. Together, we find that the aural mode is a particularly powerful way to add layers of meaning, developing a sense of wonder and rich complexity in our listeners’ ears and minds. Presenters will share audio-clips and brief presentations that explore that explore remix, digital empathy, sonic collaboration, time, video soundtracks, and historical audio scholarship. These presentations will be followed by 30 minutes of discussion with heavy audience participation.