Mills Music Library recently began a subscription to Sound Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, a new publication in a burgeoning field. Our subscription is to the online version only. Volume 1, Issue 1, 2015, is now available. Sound Studies will publish two issues per year.
Sound Studies describes itself as “an international, peer reviewed and interdisciplinary journal in sound studies, providing a unique forum for the development of the subject within a range of disciplines such as history, sociology, media and cultural studies, film studies, anthropology, philosophy, urban studies, architecture, arts and performance studies.”
The field of sound studies is indeed an interdisciplinary one, which means materials will be found in various libraries on campus. The Music Library has a healthy selection of titles, including Jonathan Sterne’s The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction, and The Sound Studies Reader, edited by Sterne. Other publications in the field–such as Hearing Cultures, edited by Sound Studies co-editor Veit Erlmann, and Brandon LaBelle’s Lexicon of the Mouth–may be found in Memorial Library. Still others, such as Brandon LaBelle’s Background Noise, may be found at Kohler Art Library. Explore the holdings in Library Catalog, and be sure to note the location–some may be only available online, such as Sound Studies.