Soon thereafter, around 1835, the larynx—the anatomical site of speech and
song—came to be known as the “voice box,” a coinage taking advantage both of voice's newfound terminological flexibility and a nascent fascination for the ...
Author: Roger Parker
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
London, 1820. The British capital is a metropolis that overwhelms dwellers and visitors alike with constant exposure to all kinds of sensory stimulation. Over the next two decades, the city’s tumult will reach new heights: as population expansion places different classes in dangerous proximity and ideas of political and social reform linger in the air, London begins to undergo enormous infrastructure change that will alter it forever. It is the London of this period that editors Roger Parker and Susan Rutherford pinpoint in this book, which chooses one broad musical category—voice—and engages with it through essays on music of the streets, theaters, opera houses, and concert halls; on the raising of voices in religious and sociopolitical contexts; and on the perception of voice in literary works and scientific experiments with acoustics. Emphasizing human subjects, this focus on voice allows the authors to explore the multifaceted issues that shaped London, from the anxiety surrounding the city’s importance in the musical world at large to the changing vocal imaginations that permeated the epoch. Capturing the breadth of sonic stimulations and cultures available—and sometimes unavoidable—to residents at the time, London Voices, 1820–1840 sheds new light on music in Britain and the richness of London culture during this period.
Our Voices In coming together in this anthology, we and our authors collectively
lift our voices with our subjects to narrate the complex history of Asian American
and Pacific Islander women's history. Asian American and Pacific Islander ...
Author: Shirley Hune
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
An innovative anthology showcasing Asian American and Pacific Islander women’s histories Our Voices, Our Histories brings together thirty-five Asian American and Pacific Islander authors in a single volume to explore the historical experiences, perspectives, and actions of Asian American and Pacific Islander women in the United States and beyond. This volume is unique in exploring Asian American and Pacific Islander women’s lives along local, transnational, and global dimensions. The contributions present new research on diverse aspects of Asian American and Pacific Islander women’s history, from the politics of language, to the role of food, to experiences as adoptees, mixed race, and second generation, while acknowledging shared experiences as women of color in the United States. Our Voices, Our Histories showcases how new approaches in US history, Asian American and Pacific Islander studies, and Women’s and Gender studies inform research on Asian American and Pacific Islander women. Attending to the collective voices of the women themselves, the volume seeks to transform current understandings of Asian American and Pacific Islander women’s histories.
Selections Chiefly from Recent Poetry Living voices Elizabeth Spooner. THE
FORSAKEN MERMAN . COME , dear children , let us away ; Down and away
below ! Now my brothers call from the bay ; Now the great winds shorewards
Instead, I focus on rhetorical delivery and the capacity of the voice to
communicate through tone, by which I mean both the ... To give an example: we
can speak quickly or slowly, loudly or in hushed tones; we can raise or lower our voices; we ...
Author: Jennifer Richards
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Criticism
Voices and Books in the English Renaissance offers a new history of reading that focuses on the oral reader and the voice- or performance-aware silent reader, rather than the historical reader, who is invariably male, silent, and alone. It recovers the vocality of education for boys and girls in Renaissance England, and the importance of training in pronuntiatio (delivery) for oral-aural literary culture. It offers the first attempt to recover the voice--and tones of voice especially--from textual sources. It explores what happens when we bring voice to text, how vocal tone realizes or changes textual meaning, and how the literary writers of the past tried to represent their own and others' voices, as well as manage and exploit their readers' voices. The volume offers fresh readings of key Tudor authors who anticipated oral readers including Anne Askew, William Baldwin, and Thomas Nashe. It rethinks what a printed book can be by searching the printed page for vocal cues and exploring the neglected role of the voice in the printing process. Renaissance printed books have often been misheard and a preoccupation with their materiality has led to a focus on them as objects. Indeed, Renaissance printed books are alive with possible voices, but we will not understand this while we focus on the silent reader.
conventional semiosis but retains all of the powers associated with voice. Indeed,
at the end of the passage, Moses fully realizes voice's performative potential
upon receiving a divine infusion of breath. The prophet derives authority here by
Author: Sarah Finley
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Hearing Voices takes a fresh look at sound in the poetry and prose of colonial Latin American poet and nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648/51–95). A voracious autodidact, Sor Juana engaged with early modern music culture in a way that resonates deeply in her writing. Despite the privileging of harmony within Sor Juana’s work, however, links between the poet’s musical inheritance and subjects such as acoustics, cognition, writing, and visual art have remained unexplored. These lacunae have marginalized nonmusical aurality and contributed to the persistence of both ocularcentrism and a corresponding visual dominance in scholarship on Sor Juana—and indeed in early modern cultural production in general. As in many areas of her work, Sor Juana’s engagement with acoustical themes restructures gendered discourses and transposes them to a feminine key. Hearing Voices focuses on these aural conceits in highlighting the importance of sound and—in most cases—its relationship with gender in Sor Juana’s work and early modern culture. Sarah Finley explores attitudes toward women’s voices and music making; intersections of music, rhetoric, and painting; aurality in Baroque visual art; sound and ritual; and the connections between optics and acoustics. Finley demonstrates how Sor Juana’s striking aurality challenges ocularcentric interpretations and problematizes paradigms that pin vision to logos, writing, and other empirical models that traditionally favor men’s voices. Sound becomes a vehicle for women’s agency and responds to anxiety about the female voice, particularly in early modern convent culture.
Author: Alfred Tennyson Baron TennysonPublish On: 1889
Consider well , ” the voice replied , “ His face , that two hours since hath died ;
Wilt thou find passion , pain , or pride ? “ Will be obey when one commands ? Or
answer should one press his hands ? He answers not , nor understands . 245 “
Author: Emily Pierpoint DE LESDERNIERPublish On: 1862
VOICES AT THE NEGLECTED TRYST . 19 VOICES AT THE NEGLECTED
TRYST . FIRST VOICE . Oh ! must I wait for ever With this decp unanswered
prayer ? Ever listening for the footfallBut in vain - it is not there ! On.the winter of
I SPOKE in my last Sermon , my brethren , of the Silence and the Voices of God ; I
endeavored to shew that He does indeed speak to us , and speak to us
continually , but that we may lose all sense of His utterance , and be wholly
Author: George James Finch- Hatton (11th earl of Winchilsea.)Publish On: 1879
And in the nights of winter , When the strong north winds blow , And the long
howling of the ' Legs Is heard amidst the snow ; When round the gloomy Corner '
Roars loud the tempest din , And the stout voice of ' Tattersall ' Roars louder yet ...
Author: George James Finch- Hatton (11th earl of Winchilsea.)
Author: Mrs. Marguerite TollemachePublish On: 1883
But the deep - toned voice of Savonarola resounded , Not from the Church
Triumphant : that is beyond your power . ' Silently he ascended the steps of the
ladder placed in the Great Square of Florence , and looked down on the dense ...
Author: Felix Mendelssohn-BartholdyPublish On: 1870
FEMALE VOICES Wine Bubete Filolur . 6 FOR N : 1. Hear us Gracious Lord Veni
Domine . N : 2. Ye sons of Israel . N : 3 The good Shepherd . Laudate pueri .
Domenica I post paseha . with Organ or Pianoforte i composed for the Nuns on ...
In our languages lies the accumulated knowledge of humanity. Indeed, each language is a unique window on experience. Vanishing Voices is a call to preserve this resource, before it is too late.
Author: Daniel Nettle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Few people know that nearly one hundred native languages once spoken in what is now California are near extinction, or that most of Australia's 250 aboriginal languages have vanished. In fact, at least half of the world's languages may die out in the next century. Daniel Nettle and Suzanne Romaine assert that this trend is far more than simply disturbing. Making explicit the link between language survival and environmental issues, they argue that the extinction of languages is part of the larger picture of near-total collapse of the worldwide ecosystem. Indeed, the authors contend that the struggle to preserve precious environmental resources-such as the rainforest-cannot be separated from the struggle to maintain diverse cultures, and that the causes of language death, like that of ecological destruction, lie at the intersection of ecology and politics. In addition to defending the world's endangered languages, the authors also pay homage to the last speakers of dying tongues, such as Red Thundercloud, a Native American in South Carolina; Ned Mandrell, with whom the Manx language passed away in 1974; and Arthur Bennett, an Australian who was the last person to know more than a few words of Mbabaram. In our languages lies the accumulated knowledge of humanity. Indeed, each language is a unique window on experience. Vanishing Voices is a call to preserve this resource, before it is too late.
The connection between racism and environmental quality is increasingly visible. People of color in urban and rural areas are the most likely victims of industrial dumping, toxic landfills, uranium mining, and dangerous waste incinerators.
Author: Robert D. Bullard
Publisher: South End Press
The connection between racism and environmental quality is increasingly visible. People of color in urban and rural areas are the most likely victims of industrial dumping, toxic landfills, uranium mining, and dangerous waste incinerators. This groundbreaking anthology grows out of the National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit and brings together leading scholars, environmental leaders, and social justice activists of the emerging environmental justice movement.
This book teaches parents how to fight to free children from failing schools. It equips you to speak out and secure school choice so that the right learning environment can be given to each child.
Author: Virginia Walden Ford
Publisher: DC Parents for School Choice
How to win the battle to bring opportunity scholarships to your state, based on the dramatic story and ultimately successful campaign of D.C. Parents for School Choice: Get the inside story on this grassroots effort and empower parents for your own campaign. This book teaches parents how to fight to free children from failing schools. It equips you to speak out and secure school choice so that the right learning environment can be given to each child. You get both instruction and inspiration in this compelling, candid book.
Max Atkinson presents a neat blend of applied political psychology and communications theory that is bound to be read closely in the corridors of power.
Author: Max Atkinson
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Political Science
Max Atkinson presents a neat blend of applied political psychology and communications theory that is bound to be read closely in the corridors of power. His study of the art of effective political persuasion will revolutionize - for the better - political communications in Britain.' - "Robert Worcester. Chairman, MORI (Market and Opinion Research International Ltd)"