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Reading Sounds: Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture

Sean Zdenek


Situated at the intersection of a number of competing discourses and perspectives, closed captioning offers a key location for exploring the rhetoric of disability in the age of digital media. Reading Sounds offers the first extended study of closed captioning from a humanistic perspective. Instead of treating closed captioning as a legal requirement, a technical problem, or a matter of simple transcription, this book considers how captioning can be a potent source of meaning in rhetorical analysis. Reading Sounds positions closed captioning as a significant variable in multimodal analysis, qu ... More

Keywords: closed captioning, accessibility, deaf studies, disability studies, sound studies, rhetoric, popular culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226312644
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226312811.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sean Zdenek, author
Associate Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University