'Lexicon of the Mouth surveys the oral cavity as the central channel by which self and surrounding are brought into relation. Leading to questions of embodiment and agency, attachment and loss, locution and the nonsensical, LaBelle emphasizes the mouth as a vital arena for negotiating "the foundational narrative of proper speech." Lexicon of the Mouth aims for a viscous, poetic, and resonant discourse of subjectivity, detailed through the "micro-oralities" of laughing and whispering, stuttering and reciting, eating and kissing, among others. Subsequently, voice and vocality are unsettled in favor of an enable powerful forms of resistance, attachment and conversation, as well as radical imagination.' - excerpted from back cover.
Access level

Onsite

Location code REF.LAB
Language

English

Keyword

body

Publication/Creation date

2014

No of pages

232

ISBN / ISSN

9781623561888

No of copies

1

Content type

artist book

Chapter headings
Introduction: Movement
1. Bite, Chew, Eat
2. Burp, Choke, Cough, Gag, Spit, Vomit
3. Cry, Scream, Shout, Sing
4. Gasp, Growl, Grunt, Sigh, Yawn
5. Gibberish, Gobbledygook
6. Inner voice, Self-talk
7. Kiss, Lick, Suck
8. Laugh
9. Murmur, Whisper
10. Lisp, Mute, Stutter
11. Recite, Repeat, Vow
12. Whistle
Conclusion: Dirty
Etc.
Lexicon of the Mouth: Poetics and Politics of Voice and the Oral Imaginary
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Lexicon of the Mouth: Poetics and Politics of Voice and the Oral Imaginary