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Auditory Distance Perception

Ian P. Howard

in Perceiving in Depth: Volume 3 Other Mechanisms of Depth Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199764167
eISBN:
9780199949373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764167.003.0258
Subject:
Psychology, Vision, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews the mechanisms that allow animals and humans to judge the distances of sound sources. It starts by describing the processes that cause a sound source to be perceived outside the ... More


Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Steven Connor

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184331
eISBN:
9780191674204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184331.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Why can none of us hear our own recorded voice without wincing? Why is the telephone still full of such spookiness and erotic possibility? Why does the metaphor of ventriloquism, the art of ‘seeming ... More


“I Am Come into the Light”: Confessions of Faith, Sermons, and Ventriloquism

Richard A. Bailey

in Race and Redemption in Puritan New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195366594
eISBN:
9780199894109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366594.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

By analyzing confessions of faith, puritan sermons, and catechisms, this chapter examines the processes by which whites placed words into the mouths of blacks and Native Americans. Through this form ... More


Who Speaks: Ventriloquism and the Self in the Poetry Reading

Ron Silliman

in Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter starts by asking who speaks, who listens, and who reads. It also states that far from being incidental, the instrumental language of an absent subject has created a pervasive tone. From ... More


Speaking Parts: Diderot and Les Bijoux indiscrets

Steven Connor

in Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184331
eISBN:
9780191674204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184331.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter offers, as a kind of afterthought, a reference to Tertullian’s account of genital speech. The reference here is to Denis Diderot’s Les Bijoux indiscrets of 1748. It tells the story of ... More


The Abbé and the Ventriloque

Steven Connor

in Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184331
eISBN:
9780191674204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184331.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

During the 18th century ventriloquism became subject to processes of tireless explanation and demythologisation. This chapter sees that ventriloquism becomes subject to a huge overestimation, both in ... More


The Dictate of Phrenzy: Charles Brockden Brown’s Wieland

Steven Connor

in Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184331
eISBN:
9780191674204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184331.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

It is important to try to recapture the seriousness with which Abbé Jean-Baptiste de la Chapelle and some others took the question of ventriloquism, and this chapter examines the importance of the ... More


Ubiquitarical

Steven Connor

in Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184331
eISBN:
9780191674204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184331.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

During this time Ventriloquists tended to operate in the open rather than in concert halls or theatres. Ventriloquism was generally exhibited at fairs, or such places, for money. For five years ... More


At Home and Abroad: Monsieur Alexandre and Mr Mathews

Steven Connor

in Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184331
eISBN:
9780191674204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184331.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Charles Mathews, a long-established comic actor, had first presented his one man show in London in 1818. The show was strung loosely together around a series of recitations, dialogues, sketches, and ... More


Writing the Voice

Steven Connor

in Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184331
eISBN:
9780191674204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184331.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Alexandre Vattemare’s corporeal performance escapes all attempts to do justice to it in words, but relies upon the supplement of words for the disclosure of this transcendence of words. The more ... More


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