CFP: [Theatre] Puppetry International Issue on "Voice and the Puppet", 1/4/08

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Dassia Posner
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Puppetry International seeks articles and interviews for the upcoming issue on the theme “Voice
and the Puppet.” We are looking for papers that address speech in the art of puppetry in live or
mediated performance. Articles can address, but are not limited to, topics such as the
comparative use of the human voice in various puppetry traditions, special training techniques or
creative uses of the voice in puppetry, distortion of the voice by the swazzle and other means,
the application of song, masters of the puppet voice such as the tayu in Bunraku, and
examinations of one or more specific artists/performances that have broken ground in this area
through the use of technology or other innovative means. We also seek interviews with (or
profiles of) contemporary artists outside the traditional scope of puppetry who are adding to the
conversation about voice and object animation.

For the peer-reviewed section of this issue we are seeking short scholarly articles addressing the
subject. These will be evaluated in terms of their contributions to the field of research in
puppetry. Our readership includes many puppeteers and scholars, but we strive to be accessible
to all those with a serious interest in theatre and the arts.

Puppetry International magazine is a publication of UNIMA-USA (the American center of the
Union Internationale de la Marionette), and appears semiannually. Each issue explores a theme,
which have recently included puppetry’s relationship to dance, opera, spirituality, sexuality,
propaganda and so on. Puppetry International is not strictly a scholarly publication, but we do
publish scholarship, which will be peer reviewed upon request.

Contributors will receive a copy of the magazine and retain copyright of their work. Minor
publication expenses can be covered as well. Use of images is encouraged. Submissions should
be in MLA format, and no longer 2,000 words.

Submission deadline: January 4, 2008

Please send essays as Microsoft Word attachments in RTF format to Andrew Periale: and John Bell: john bell <>
Please include contact information and a brief bio.

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