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Langston Hughes Part 3

Here is a link to the final part of my essay on Langston Hughes, “Jazz, Laughter, and Sound as Protest in Langston Hughes’s Harlem.” Thanks again to… 18 more words

He Too Sings America: Jazz, Laughter, and Sound as Protest in Langston Hughes's Harlem

TheThePoetry just published part 1 of my sound studies/theory article on Langston Hughes’s poetry. You can read it here. For anyone interested in Hughes’s poetry, jazz, Harlem, and race issues in America, I encourage you to check out the article. 9 more words

"If you say a word often enough, it becomes you." 

I am an auditory person. When I meet someone, the first thing I notice is the musicality of their voice––how they let the taste of a word linger on their tongue or send sentences flying into the ether. 591 more words

Ora 13 : Sound Studies on the Radio

Ora13: Listening and Writing: Sound Studies on the Radio
Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin
31 July 2014

For the first anniversary edition of Ora we will be broadcasting a live performance recorded at the… 51 more words

Sonic Wonders and the Wonder of Sound

On Tuesday evening, I found myself listening to the sounds of burping sand dunes in the Mojave Desert. This was unusual for me. Earlier in the day, I had attended the Victorian Popular Fiction Association’s Conference in Senate House Library, which is my more usual academic stomping ground. 565 more words


The Nausea of Noise

We are big on peace and quiet in Oxford. For eight hours a day, the most that is likely to disturb me from my research is the faint lowing of cattle in the fields behind the college, or the movement of papers around me in the Bodleian. 650 more words