Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ANTM108: Bioacoustics

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Bruyninckx, J. Sound Sterile: Making Scientific Field Recordings in Ornithology. In T. Pinch & K. Bijsterveld (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies, pp 127-150. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

Krause, B. 2013. The Great Animal Orchestra. London: Profile Books Ltd.

Mache, F.-B. Music, myth and nature. Paris: Harwood Academic Publishers. (chapter 4 – Zoomusicology pp 95-165).

Parks, S. E. and C. W. Clark (2006). ‘Acoustic Communication: social sounds and the potential impacts of noise’. In S. Kraus and R. Rolland (eds.) The Urban Whale, pp 310-332. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press.

Roosth, S. 2009. ‘Screaming Yeast: Sonocytology, Cytoplasmic Milieus, and Cellular Subjectivities’. Critical Inquiry 35(2): 332-350.

Warren, P. S. et al. 2006. ‘Urban Bio-acoustics: it’s not just noise’. Animal Behaviour 71(3): 491-502. Wiseman, S., S. W. Preston and F. Sepulveda. 2014.What Does a Rhino Hear, and Why Do We Care?’ Acoustical Society of America Lay Language Paper. http://acoustics.org/pressroom/httpdocs/167th/4aAB14_Wiseman.html

Whitehouse, A. 2015. Listening to Birds in the Anthropocene: the anxious semiotics of sound in a human-dominated world. Environmental Humanities 6: 53-71.