M. Rubery (Ed.). Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies. Routledge.
In this preliminary phenomenology of the experience of an audiobook, I compare the engagement with language with that of reading and listening to a present speaker, as well as approaching the particularities of embodied audiobook listening on its own terms. The process of constructing meaning at the level of individual sentences is treated exhaustively, while the remainder is approached only in its general contours. We see that the audiobook contains its own temporal structure and forms a context in which physical and social experiences become background.
Original Publication Citation
Wittkower, D.E. (2011). A provisional phenomenology of the audiobook. In M. Rubery (Ed.), Audiobooks, literature, and sound studies (Vol. 12, pp. 216-231): Routledge.
Wittkower, Dylan E., "A Provisional Phenomenology of the Audiobook" (2011). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 13.