Hidden Voices

full name / name of organization: 
The Luminary (Lancaster University)
contact email: 
luminary@lancaster.ac.uk

Call for Papers for Special Journal Issue:

Some voices in art, literature and culture are muffled, hushed or even silenced. Other voices deliberately hide, perhaps masking one meaning behind another. The forthcoming issue of The Luminary is interested in exploring the voices that whisper at the edges of the conversation, in uncovering the conversations going on underneath the hubbub, in exploring the role of hidden or hushed voices in Western art, culture and literature. We welcome both critical and creative submissions.

We welcome critical submissions between 4,000 and 7,000 words from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to literature, film studies, art, music, cultural studies, history, sociology, politics and disability studies. Papers might consider issues such as:
- postcolonial or transcultural writing
- digital technology and emergent voices
- feminism
- alternative histories
- Haunted texts / Hauntology
- the relationship between the dominant, the residual and the emergent
- the role of the voice in insurgency, revolution, and social unrest
- Allegory, doublespeak, speaking otherwise
- Banned films / Banned books / Controversial cultural products
- Issues of censorship
- Aural literature/ the spoken word
- Whispers, rumours, networks

Creative submissions of no more than 7,000 are welcomed and may include poetry, short fiction, prose, creative non-fiction.

Please see previous issues at: www.lancs.ac.uk/luminary

Submission information can be found at: www.lancs.ac.uk/luminary/submissions.htm

Email submissions to: luminary@lancaster.ac.uk

Deadline: 28th February, 2014

cfp categories: 
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
journals_and_collections_of_essays
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian