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October 20, 2006

Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies: Issue 3.3: Special issue on Sound


Call For Papers

Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies: Issue 3.3: Special issue on Sound :: Call For Papers

The aim of this issue of Liminalities is to visit new areas of research in sound culture and oral traditions; new media potentials for using audio in and as performance; and to revisit classical performance topics like elocution, oral interpretation, and voice. This special issue responds to the increased interest in sound and music in cultural studies and performance studies, the increasing availability of sound-editing and music-production software, and the rise in cultural relevance of podcasting and other methods of distributing audio-centered theoretical, ethnographic, documentary, and aesthetic content. We are looking for both audio projects and projects about sound. Contributors may address some of these themes as they relate to performance:

Aural environments :: Oral interpretation :: Digital storytelling :: Spoken word performance :: Sound environments :: Auditory culture :: Oral histories :: The "return" of orality :: Digital technology :: Multimedia performance :: Noise Sound art :: Music :: Propaganda :: Radio :: Soundscapes :: Podcasting :: Voice :: Aural memory :: Listening :: Documenting performance :: Documentary as performance :: Recording.

The editors anticipate the issue may contain (at least) three sections:
. Audio performances
. Audio essays/projects addressing the special issue theme
. Textual essays exploring theoretical and practical issues of sound in/ and/ as performance.

Submission Procedures:

Step One: Proposals (Deadline: February 15th, 2007)

For essays: In approximately three to seven pages, plus works cited, please identify the primary argument you plan to make in your essay, providing some sense of the context for that argument's relevance in terms of disciplinary conversations and praxis. Additionally, please identify any nontraditional / mediated sources / texts / strategies (e.g., video, audio, flash, etc.) you intend to use in your final piece. Please use MLA format where appropriate and submit three hard copies of the proposal to the address below.

For performances: Please describe your performance, contextualizing the work's relevance in terms of disciplinary history, conversations, and praxis. In addition, please identify and discuss (where necessary) any presentational strategies you have beyond mp3 audio files.

The editors will notify authors about the status of their proposals by March 15th.

Step Two: Final Materials (Deadline: July 15th, 2007)

Authors with accepted proposals should plan to submit final versions of their essays/works in appropriate formats: (a) audio and other media projects should be burned onto a CD or DVD and mailed to the address below; (b) for essays, please send three hard copies to the address below and email one copy, in MS-Word, to the email address below.

Step Three: Peer review and editorial changes will take place over the summer, with publication of this issue scheduled for November 1st, 2007.

Please send all proposals and submissions for this special issue to: Marcyrose Chvasta (mchvasta[at]cas.usf.edu ) or Michael LeVan (mlevan[at]tampabay.rr.com )

Or by mail to:
Marcyrose Chvasta
Editor, Liminalities
Department of Communication CIS1040
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620-7800

Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies is a peer-reviewed online journal for performance studies scholarship, criticism, praxis, and pedagogy. We welcome the submission of essays, interviews, reviews, performance scripts, poetry, and multimedia projects. We support a wide range of performance perspectives, practices, methodologies, media, contexts, styles, and sites. All submissions should be in cross-platform formats. For information or inquiries, contact Marcyrose Chvasta or Michael LeVan at editor[at]liminalities.net .

Posted by jo at October 20, 2006 12:14 PM