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CfP: Journal of Sonic Studies - General issue

Journal of Sonic Studies 13 - Call for Papers

After special issues on listening, sound and television, sonic epistemologies and methodologies, sound design, sounds of/in space, a pervasive sound narrative, urban sound art, and South-East Asian soundscapes, it is time for an open CfP.

For the thirteenth issue of the Journal of Sonic Studies we invite theorists and artists to submit complete articles on any aspect of auditory culture. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the history of auditory culture, the ontology of sound, the epistemology of sonic studies, the possible (interdisciplinary) approaches to productively study auditory culture, and the specificity of sonic studies.

We are searching for scholarly and artistic contributions that deal with the relation between the production, distribution or reception of sounds, noises or silence and history, culture, society, ethics, technology, religion, art, new media or politics. The broader aim is to establish “sound” as an analytical category that provides us with challenging perspectives on and a new understanding of contemporary culture. 


Potential contributors are invited to submit completed essays by August 31, 2016.

For more information, or to submit an essay, please contact noise@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The Journal of Sonic Studies is a peer-reviewed, online, open access journal providing a platform for theorists and artist-researchers who would like to present relevant work regarding auditory cultures, to further our collective understanding of the impact and importance of sound for our cultures. The editors welcome scholarly as well as artistic research and also expect all contributions to have a firm theoretical grounding. Priority is given to contributions that explicitly use the Internet as a medium, e.g. by inserting A/V materials, hyperlinks, and the use of non-conventional structures. JSS invites potential contributors to use the Research Catalogue as the platform in which the submission is presented (see http://www.researchcatalogue.net/). Other submission guidelines can be found at http://sonicstudies.org/guidelines.