How Many Ears? or: The Place of the Listenee

∞ “How Many Ears? or: The Place of the Listenee” (pdf) – Peter Szendy, 2022

Peter Szendy is David Herlihy Professor of Humanities and Comparative Literature at Brown University and musicological advisor for the book series published by the Paris Philharmony. His work has focused on the archaeology of listening (Listen: A History of Our Ears [2007], All Ears: The Aesthetics of Espionage [2016]), on the politics of reading (Prophecies of Leviathan: Reading Past Melville [2009], Of Stimatology: Punctuation as Experience [2018], Pouvoirs de la lecture: de Platon au livre électronique [2022]), and on the economies or ecologies of visuality (Apocalypse-Cinema: 2012 and Other Ends of the World [2015], The Supermarket of the Visible: Toward a General Economy of Images [2019], Pour une écologie des images [2021]). He curated the exhibition The Supermarket of Images at the museum of the Jeu de Paume in Paris (February-June 2020).

Many thanks to Benjamin Klug who copy edited Peter Szendy’s text.