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Empathetic Ears: The audiobook, aesthetics and affect
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4453-945X
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Judging from sales figures, the popularity of the audiobook is more than a passing trend. While everyone seems to have an opinion on the topic, either one listens avidly or one refuses to abandon the ingrained habit of print, the aesthetic dimension of the listening experience has long been underexplored. Recently, however, producers and researchers have started to show a growing interest in the actual voicing of a text and its aesthetic effect and, consequently, readers are becoming less categorical. Reading with one’s ears is neither inferior nor superior to reading with one’s eyes; it is quite simply a different experience.

My talk is founded on the assumption that this difference is related to double voicing which can be studied through the theoretical lens of audionarratology. What happens when the metaphorical voice goes physical in the performing act of narration? My focus is on the materiality of voice, what Roland Barthes famously termed its “grain.” A key argument is the recorded voice as a facilitator for an empathetic stance. In my study of the shift to the listening mode with its affective potential, previous research findings on readers’ emotional responses to print texts based on such parameters as story type (descriptive, emotional) and set (sympathetic spectator, identification) will be used as a reference point.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-36134OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-36134DiVA, id: diva2:1176618
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Conference on Literacy, Empathy and Social Sustainability, September 7–8, 2017, Halmstad, Sweden
Available from: 2018-01-22 Created: 2018-01-22 Last updated: 2018-01-23Bibliographically approved

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