Sound Studies

This graduate level seminar provides students with a comprehensive grounding in historical and contemporary theories of sonic meaning and their application in understanding American cultural formations. Students will read key works that are foundational to the development of the growing sub-field of sound studies and consider the ways these theories can be placed in conversation with more traditional texts from American studies, cultural theory, and history. Students will also be encouraged to bring perspectives they have adopted from other coursework so as to further ground the study of sound in other approaches to American studies, history, critical race theory, technology studies, gender studies, disability studies, rhetoric and composition, and communication theory.

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