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Jon Stone and Steph Ceraso are thrilled to be guest editing this special issue of Harlot on sound and rhetoric. Stone is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign specializing in rhetoric and cultural historiography. He’s working on a dissertation about the rhetorics of America’s first folk renaissance: 30s-era vernacular performance, oral/aural history, and the politics of sonic “authenticity.” He plays clawhammer banjo every other Thursday night at the Urbana community center. Ceraso is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pittsburgh specializing in rhetoric and composition. She’s writing a dissertation that attempts to revise and expand conventional notions of listening, which tend to emphasize the ears while ignoring the rest of the body. She is most interested in understanding how more fully embodied modes of listening might deepen our knowledge of multimodal engagement and production. She haunts record stores in Pittsburgh and Washington, DC and unabashedly celebrates the sounds of the 90s.



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