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Hearing the Crimean War: Wartime Sound and the Unmaking of Sense

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Gavin Tyrone Williams (Editor), Dina Gusejnova, Peter McMurray, Maria Sonevytsky, Gavin Tyrone Williams, Delia Casadei, Kevin C. Karnes, Andrea F. Bohlman, Alyson Tapp, Flora Natalie Willson, Hillel Schwartz

Original languageEnglish
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages319
ISBN (Print)9780190916756
Accepted/In press5 Mar 2018
Published7 Jan 2019

Bibliographical note

I hereby confirm that I was the sole editor of this book and underpinned the investigation through all stages. I wrote the call for papers that led to the conference—of which I was the sole convener—that brought together the book’s contributors at King’s College London in 2014. I invited authors to contribute to the book and led the work through all of its stages, providing comments on drafts, editing the contents, checking the references, organizing the chapters within subsections within the volume, and compiling the bibliography and index. I wrote the book’s proposal, the response to its peer-reviewers, and liaised with Oxford University Press to manage publicity and ensure timely publication. This book represents a significant contribution to research. My introduction attempts to define an emerging field of historical sound studies, while also making an intervention within the study of music in war: in arguing for the framework of “wartime” as a critical tool. My substantial introduction provides a guide to the 10 chapters that follow, which include my own chapter on “Gunfire and London’s Media Reality.” This essay develops the book’s central concept—of listening in wartime—and, in a book that surveys wartime listening in a transnational context, importantly contributes an historical perspective on the war’s major imperial centre.

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