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Lexicon of the mouth : poetics and politics of voice and the oral imaginary / Brandon LaBelle.

By: Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2014Description: x, 221 illISBN:
  • 9781623561888
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 401.452 23
Other classification:
  • F.024
  • Xne
Contents:
Introductkon: Movement --1. Bite, chew, eat -- 2. Burp, choke, cough, gag, spit, vomit -- 3. Cry, scream, shout, sing -- 4. Gibberish, gobbledygook -- 5. Gasp, growl, grunt, sigh, yawn -- 6. Inner voice, self-talk -- 7. Kiss, lick, suck -- 8. Laugh -- 9. Murmur, whisper -- 10. Lisp, mumble, mute, pause, stutter -- 11. Recite, repeat, vow -- 12. Whistle -- Conclusion: Dirty
Summary: "While the eyes may lead to the soul, the mouth exposes the vitality of the body. Examining the movements of the mouth, or what LaBelle terms "micro-oralities," Lexicon of the Mouth considers the relation of voice and mouth, suggesting that the importance of voicing is inextricably bound to the exertions of the oral. Laughter, whispering, singing, burping and self-talk, among many others, feature as choreographies by which to gauge the exchange of self and surrounding. LaBelle argues for a more attentive view onto voice by expanding appreciation for how whistling links us to animals, coughing ruptures all possibility for speech, and the inner voice, or "unvoice", operates as a shadow-body. Subsequently, assumptions around voice are unsettled, reminding discourses surrounding the performativity of the body, and the politics of speech, of the acts of the tongue, the lips and the glottis as primary negotiations between interior and exterior" (Provided by publisher)
Holdings
Item type Home library Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Book Book Biblioteket Brinellvägen Inlån Musik- och teaterbiblioteket Available 26201838762
Book Book Biblioteket Teknikringen Ij LaBelle 1 Available 43731020637
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Introductkon: Movement --1. Bite, chew, eat -- 2. Burp, choke, cough, gag, spit, vomit -- 3. Cry, scream, shout, sing -- 4. Gibberish, gobbledygook -- 5. Gasp, growl, grunt, sigh, yawn -- 6. Inner voice, self-talk -- 7. Kiss, lick, suck -- 8. Laugh -- 9. Murmur, whisper -- 10. Lisp, mumble, mute, pause, stutter -- 11. Recite, repeat, vow -- 12. Whistle -- Conclusion: Dirty

"While the eyes may lead to the soul, the mouth exposes the vitality of the body. Examining the movements of the mouth, or what LaBelle terms "micro-oralities," Lexicon of the Mouth considers the relation of voice and mouth, suggesting that the importance of voicing is inextricably bound to the exertions of the oral. Laughter, whispering, singing, burping and self-talk, among many others, feature as choreographies by which to gauge the exchange of self and surrounding. LaBelle argues for a more attentive view onto voice by expanding appreciation for how whistling links us to animals, coughing ruptures all possibility for speech, and the inner voice, or "unvoice", operates as a shadow-body. Subsequently, assumptions around voice are unsettled, reminding discourses surrounding the performativity of the body, and the politics of speech, of the acts of the tongue, the lips and the glottis as primary negotiations between interior and exterior" (Provided by publisher)

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