Libraries

Tracy C Davis*

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Abstract

Library reading rooms--humanists' fieldwork sites--are black boxes for private invention and contemplation yet also redolent soundscapes. By switching the paradigm from knowledge repository to durational performance, ‘Libraries’ elucidates how the materiality of reading rooms and the performative acts of library users create a symphony for books, furniture, note-taking implements, hands, mouths, and feet that add up to a fugue of hushed sound.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-59
Number of pages4
JournalPerformance Research
Volume23
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 2018

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Contemplation
Field Work
Note-taking
Sound
Soundscape
Repository
Fugue
Invention
Paradigm
Library Users
Materiality
Humanist
Symphony

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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Davis, Tracy C. / Libraries. In: Performance Research. 2018 ; Vol. 23, No. 4-5. pp. 56-59.
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