ENGL 320 Sonic Studies Course Schedule

ENGL 320 Tentative Course Schedule

The following schedule includes readings and assignments. To access a summary of course policy, follow this link. To view the assignments, follow this link. 

 

Note: Syllabus is subject to change; however, I will always alert you to any changes.

 

Week 1

Date Day Topic Reading Due Writing Due
8/30 W Introduction to Sonic Studies

 

Week 2

Date Day Topic Reading Due Writing Due
9/4 M Labor Day

 

9/6 W Into Sound … Once More with Feeling

By Michael Bull and Les Back

in The Auditory Culture Reader 2nd Edition

(Excerpt Provided on Blackboard)

Reading Response

 

Proposal: Assignment 1– Composing Memoirs with Sound

 

 Week 3

Date Day Topic Reading Due Writing Due
9/11 M Theoretical Concepts The Auditory Culture Reader 2nd Edition

Pages 21-86

 

 

 Reading Response
9/13 W Theoretical Concepts The Auditory Culture Reader 2nd Edition

Pages 87-134

 

Reading Response

 

 

Bibliography for Course Research Paper

Week 4

Date Day Topic Reading Due Writing Due
9/18 M Theoretical Concepts The Auditory Culture Reader 2nd Edition

Pages 135-184

 

 Reading Response
9/20 W Theoretical Concepts The Auditory Culture Reader 2nd Edition

Pages 185-248

 

Reading Response

 Week 5

Date Day Topic Reading Due Writing Due
9/25 M The Auditory Culture Reader 2nd Edition

Pages 249-318

Reading Response
9/27 W

Peer Review Workshop

 

 

The Auditory Culture Reader 2nd Edition

Pages 319-356

Rough Draft Workshop-

Assignment 2– Peer Review of Sound Memoirs

 

Week 6

Date Day Topic Reading Due Writing Due
10/2 M

Theoretical Concepts

 

The Auditory Culture Reader 2nd Edition

Pages 357-408

Final Draft- Assignment 1– Composing Memoirs with Sound

 

10/4 W Theoretical Concepts The Auditory Culture Reader 2nd Edition

Pages 409-452

Reading Response

Theoretical Concepts​

Week 7

10/9 M

Sound and Race

The Sonic Color Line

By Jennifer Lynn Stoever

Pages 1-77

 

 Reading Response

 

Proposal: Assignment 3

Exploring Cultural Aspects of Sound

10/11 W Sound and Race The Sonic Color Line

By Jennifer Lynn Stoever

Pages 78-179

Reading Response

 Week 8

10/16 M Sound and Race The Sonic Color Line

By Jennifer Lynn Stoever

Pages 180-280

 Reading Response
10/18 W Theoretical Concepts Sound in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Ed. by David Suisman and Susan Strasser

Pages 1-68, 95-140

Reading Response

Sound and Race​

 Week 9

10/23 M Peer Review Rough Draft Assignment 4

Peer Review of Research Essay Exploring Cultural Aspects of Sound

10/25 W Theoretical Concepts Sound in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Ed. by David Suisman and Susan Strasser

Pages 141-220

Final Draft Assignment 3

Exploring Cultural Aspects of Sound

 Week 10

10/30 M

Sound and Gender

 

Radio and the Gendered Soundscape

By Christine Ehrick

Pages 1-32

 Reading Response

 

Proposal: Assignment 5, Exploring Spaces and Sounds

11/1 W Sound and Gender Radio and the Gendered Soundscape

By Christine Ehrick

Pages 33-101

 

Reading Response

Sound and Gender​

 Week 11

11/6 M Sound and Gender Radio and the Gendered Soundscape

By Christine Ehrick

Pages 102-168

 Reading Response
11/8 W Sound and Gender Radio and the Gendered Soundscape

By Christine Ehrick

Pages 169-212

Reading Response

 Week 12

11/13 M Sound and Money Music and Capitalism

By Timothy D. Taylor

Pages 1-117

Reading Response
11/15 W Sound and Money Music and Capitalism

By Timothy D. Taylor

Pages 118-182

Reading Response

 Week 13

11/20 M Rough Draft Workshop  Rough Draft Assignment 6, Peer Review of Assignment 5, Exploring Spaces and Sounds
11/22 W No Class. Reading Response Activity to be completed online.

Sonic Warfare

By Steve Goodman

Pages 1-48

Final Draft of Assignment 5,

Exploring Spaces and Sounds

 Week 14

11/27 M Sound as a Weapon

Sonic Warfare

By Steve Goodman

Pages 49-103

 Reading Response

 

Proposal: Assignment 7, Digital Storytelling Project

11/29 W Sound as a Weapon Sonic Warfare

By Steve Goodman

Pages 105-194

Reading Response

Sound as a Weapon​

 Week 15

12/4 M

Sound and Gaming

Sound Play

By William Cheng

Pages xv-92

 Reading Response
12/6 W Sound and Gaming Sound Play

By William Cheng

Pages 93-176

Reading Response

 Week 16

12/11 M Course Wrap Up Rough Draft Work Shop  Rough Draft Assignment 8, Peer Review of Digital Storytelling Project

 

Final Draft  of Assignment 7, Digital Storytelling Project due December 15

 



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