[UPDATE] Sound+ Conference Call For Posters, March 28-29, 2014

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University of Maryland, College Park
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Jonathan Sterne has written, "Sound studies should be a central meeting place where sonic imaginations go to be challenged, nurtured, refreshed and transformed." Sound+ offers a space to pursue this goal among other individuals who are interested in exploring this exciting and emergent field of study. In addition to the work of our invited speakers during our conference, Sound+ would like to extend this meeting place to researchers across disciplines.

Sound+ seeks "posters" – conceived as tabletop presentations involving any variety of media – that engage with the relationship between sound and text. Conference attendees will move freely between posters and have the chance to meet individual researchers. Digital projects that supplement or link to posters are welcome and will feature on our conference website. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student, Independent Scholar, Open Category, and Audience Award.

Posters may engage with—but are not limited to—the following topics:
• the mediation of text in acoustic environments
• the literariness of sound and the sounding of literature
• interconnections between writing and sound in theater, opera, jazz, film, hip-hop, poetry, performance art, and digital literatures
• the encoding or remediation of sound by writing
• interventions of sound in the politics of literature and the distribution of political acts between text and sound
• the role of technology in how we imagine/discuss/consume sounds and texts

Please submit 500-word abstracts to umdsoundplus@gmail.com by 1/15/2013. Please include poster title, full name, affiliation, contact information, and brief biography (250 words). Please inform us if you will be providing your own technology so that we can ensure accommodation. Any questions should be directed to umdsoundplus@gmail.com.

For more information, visit our website: http://www.english.umd.edu/SoundPlus or follow us on twitter @UMDSoundPlus