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'You Must Make Less Noise in Here, Mister Schouler': Acoustic Profiling in American Realism

Schweighauser, Philipp. (2002) 'You Must Make Less Noise in Here, Mister Schouler': Acoustic Profiling in American Realism. Studies in American fiction, 30 (1). pp. 85-102.

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Abstract

Drawing on sound studies, this essay traces realist methods of characterization through sound and noise in William Dean Howells's A Hazard of New Fortunes, Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie, and Frank Norris's McTeague. Schweighauer introduces the concept of the 'audiograph,' defining it as "a characterization technique that endows fictional bodies with a set of distinctive acoustic properties designed to position characters with regard to the ensemble of social facts and practices that constitute the fictional world they inhabit."
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > Amerikanistik (Schweighauser)
UniBasel Contributors:Schweighauser, Philipp
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Northeastern University
ISSN:0091-8083
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:30 Aug 2016 08:16
Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 13:59

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