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The Journal of Sonic Studies
Journal of Sonic Studies, volume 4, nr. 1 (May 2013)Holger Schulze: ADVENTURES IN SONIC FICTION: A HEURISTIC FOR SOUND STUDIES

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Abstract

This article presents Kodwo Eshun's concept of sonic fiction as an advanced and adequate methodological approach to sound studies. The references of More Brilliant Than The Sun (Eshun 1998) to afrofuturism and their methodological elaboration in Steve Goodman's Sonic Warfare (Goodman 2010) are discussed – as well as the strong epistemological connections to Michel Serres' reflections in his anthropology of the senses. Finally, this article explores the historical ramifications of the concept of sonic fictions in Alexander Baumgarten's concept of an aesthetic heuristic and ends with an enumeration of ten criteria for the methodological application of sonic fiction.