The Clearing

The Clearing
Author: JJJJJerome Ellis
Publisher: Wendy's Subway
Language: English
Pages: 128
Size: 32 x 25 cm
Weight: 400 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9781735924229
Availability: In stock
Price: €28.00
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JJJJJerome Ellis’s The Clearing asks how stuttering, blackness, and music can be practices of refusal against hegemonic governance of time, speech, and encounter. Taking his glottal block stutter as a point of departure, Ellis figures the aporia and the block as clearing to consider how dysfluency, opacity, and refusal can open a new space for relation. Stemming from Ellis's essay "The clearing: Music, dysfluency, Blackness, and time,” published in 2020 in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies (Volume 5, Issue 2) the present volume transcribes and translates his investigation across genres and media, turning to the page to ask: How can a book bear the trace of music, and the racialized, disabled body? Can a book be not just a manuscript, but a glottoscript? Ellis opens space for thinking liberation theoretically, historically, and lyrically.

This book is released in tandem with an album co-produced by Northern Spy / NNA Tapes and The Poetry Project.