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Audio Arts and Acoustics | Communication | Composition | Critical and Cultural Studies | Digital Humanities | Library and Information Science | Music | Performance Studies


Shush: A Creative (Re)Construction stems from work conducted during a sabbatical in fall 2017. The audio piece, Shush Me Awake, is a composition that explores the shush as a performative act. The accompanying framing essay uses an autoethnographic approach to provide a contextualized look at the composition process for this piece, while simultaneously situating it within existing scholarship in library and information studies on the image of the librarian and stereotypes. The composer notes provide additional technical details about the audio piece itself.

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There is no prescribed order for engaging with the different components in this collective work. To access the audio piece and composer notes, see the Related Resource link below.

Related Resource

Shush Me Awake

Original Citation

Kathleen Spring
Shush: A creative (re)construction.
Liminalities, 2019, volume 15, number 1



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