Listening to a Brick: Hearing Location Performatively
performative listening, Miles Davis, location, autobiographical performance, pedagogy
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In this essay, the conception of listening as a performative act is offered as a critical, reflexive, and embodied act of engaging with and learning from the other. The example of a specific performance of trumpet player Miles Davis provides a starting place for considering the ways we might performatively listen to life stories, geographic locations, and music. This consideration of what it might mean to listen performatively to a life story in and from a specific geographic location extends, adds to, and transforms the pedagogical implications and possibilities of performatively listening to the other.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Text and Performance Quarterly, v. 32, issue 4, p. 332-348.
Scholar Commons Citation
McRae, Chris, "Listening to a Brick: Hearing Location Performatively" (2012). Communication Faculty Publications. 484.