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Phonopoetics: The Making of Early Literary Recordings

Jason Camlot


Phonopoetics tells the neglected story of early “talking records” and their significance for literature from the 1877 invention of the phonograph to some of the first recorded performances of modernist works. The book challenges assumptions of much contemporary criticism by taking the recorded, oral performance as its primary object of analysis and by exploring the historically specific convergences between audio recording technologies, media formats, generic forms, and the institutions and practices surrounding the literary. Opening with an argument that the earliest spoken recordings were ... More

Keywords: Sound Recording, Literature, Audiotext, Victorian, Phonograph, Gramophone, Spoken Word, Poetics, Voice, Media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781503605213
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503605213.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason Camlot, author
Concordia University