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Launching Fall 2021

Sound Studies will be the first digital resource to provide students and researchers with wide ranging, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary scholarly content in the study of sound.

Subject areas covered include art, aesthetics, architecture, contemporary music, history, philosophy, technology, and cultural studies and the growing literature of sonic and auditory theory, methodology, and practice.

This curated eBook collection unites field-defining content from Taylor & Francis and Bloomsbury on a single cross-searchable platform. Scholarly handbooks, monographs, textbooks, and course books cover a range of essential topics, including sound art, the anthropology of sound, sonic methodologies, sonic histories, and much more.

Book cover for The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art Book cover for Music Sound and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Routledge) Book cover for The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound Book cover for Presence Through Sound (Routledge)
Book cover for Sonic Fiction (Bloomsbury Academic) Book cover for The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Anthropology of Sound Book cover for The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art Book cover for The Sound Handbook (Routledge)


Sound Studies will launch on a new Bloomsbury Music & Sound hub, where it will be joined by Bloomsbury Popular Music which will migrate to the new hub in Fall 2021. Watch this space for more information on the migration of Bloomsbury Popular Music to its new home.

Sound Studies will be the first digital resource to provide students and researchers with wide ranging, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary scholarly content in the study of sound. Subject areas covered include art, aesthetics, architecture, contemporary music, history, philosophy, technology, and cultural studies and the growing literature of sonic and auditory theory, methodology, and practice.

This curated eBook collection unites field-defining content from Taylor & Francis and Bloomsbury on a single cross-searchable platform. Scholarly handbooks, monographs, textbooks, and course books cover a range of essential topics, including sound art, the anthropology of sound, sonic methodologies, sonic histories, and much more.

Highlights of the collection include:

  • 52 Bloomsbury and 62 Taylor & Francis sound studies titles
  • The Study of Sound series, which includes titles such as Humming, Sirens, and Sonic Intimacy
  • Works by key sound studies authors such as Brandon LaBelle, Salomé Voegelin, and Michael Bull
  • Comprehensive reference works including The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art, The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound, and The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies

Please ask your librarian to contact our sales team to register your interest in a free trial of Sound Studies this Fall: