Reviving the Oral Tradition: The Evolution of Audiobooks

By Jennifer Cavender and Lisa Stuchell.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

We need to consider audio books as relevant sources of textual information. Their popularity as a medium will continue to influence the future of books and publishing.

Keywords: Listening and Reading Audiences, Audio Performer, Performative Variants, Intended Audience, Authorial Intention, Sociality of Texts

International Journal of the Book, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.49-54. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 783.256KB).

Jennifer Cavender

Jennifer graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in English Literature and from Marshall University with a Master of Art's degree in English Literature. She placed first in the Marshall University Maier Awards for graduate nonfiction and first in the Marshall University Etcetera fiction competition. She recently completed a novel titled Capers Island. Jennifer teaches English Composition and Business English classes at West Virginia State University and English as a Second Language Classes at Marshall University. She has written for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and worked as an assistant editor for PROSVETA and for Marshall University Multicultural Affairs. She has presented papers at the West Virginia Association of College English Teachers Conference, Marshall University Graduate Colloquiums, and the West Virginia University Undergraduate Paper Symposium. She also regularly attends creative writing conferences. She plans to continue her doctoral studies in creative writing.

Lisa Stuchell

Lisa graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor's degree in English and in Media Arts. She is currently completing her graduate degree in English Literature at Marshall University. She is concentrating in editorial theory and is working on a thesis focusing on the Caxton version versus the Winchester manuscripts of Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur. Upon completing her degree, she will also receive a certificate in Medieval and Renaissance studies. In addition to her studies, she served as editor-in-chief of Marshall's online literary magazine, while teaching two classes in composition. Lisa has presented papers at the 19th Century Conference at the University of South Carolina, West Virginia Association of College English Teachers, and Marshall's Graduate Colloquium. She also regularly attends conferences throughout the east coast. She plans to continue her doctoral studies in Medieval Literature and Renaissance Drama, hopefully in England.

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