Sounding Voice

  • Mickey Vallee
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Sound book series (PASTS)


This chapter offers an individuated perspective on the voice and the body, exploring how the voice emerged in the condition of a scientific bifurcation. It is intended as an approachable introduction to the infrastructures of audibility and the imaginary organ. Moving away from the human voice as a discourse, the chapter explores the media materiality of the early voice sciences, with particular attention devoted to the invention of the laryngoscope in the nineteenth century as a form of embodied epistemic visualization of a body’s infrastructure of audibility.


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  • Mickey Vallee
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  1. 1.Centre for Interdisciplinary StudiesAthabasca UniversityAthabascaCanada

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