CFP: Sound and Silence

full name / name of organization: 
HARTS & Minds postgraduate journal
contact email: 
editors@harts-minds.co.uk

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates or early career researchers on the subject of Sound and/or Silence for the fourth edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for students of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in Spring 2014.

Our second edition ‘Space and Place’ can be found at www.harts-minds.co.uk and you can get updates on our journal at www.facebook.com/hartsandminds.

Submissions should adhere to the guidelines available on our website and use the appropriate article template.

We accept:
>ARTICLES: Send us an abstract (300 words) and your draft article (no longer than 6,000 words).
>BOOK REVIEWS: Around 1,000 words on an academic text that deals with the theme of Sound and/or Silence in some respect. This would preferably be interdisciplinary, but we will accept reviews of subject specific texts.
>EXHIBITION REVIEWS: Around 1,000 words on any event along the lines of an art exhibition, museum collection, academic event or conference review that deals with the theme of Sound and/or Silence in some respect.
>CREATIVE WRITING PIECES: Original poetry (up to 3 short or 1 long) or short stories of up to 4,000 words.

All submissions should be sent to editors@harts-minds.co.uk by Monday 17th February 2014.

Subjects may include but are not limited to the following:
• Use of Silence in music, film scores, in performance art, installations;
• Movement and stillness;
• Conveying sound and silence in Art – the void, colour and sounds/silence;
• Silence and sounds in literatures (English, Global, Comparative);
• The role of silence and solitude in religions: spirituality, memorial, obedience, mantra and hymn;
• Sounds of the urban vs. the rural;
• Changing sounds of musical instruments, the Orchestra, from Church to Chamber;
• Silent histories - the oppressed, the underprivileged, muting, censorship, exclusion;
• The Sound of Revolution;
• The physical loss of voice - the mute, sign language;
• Silence and Sound in relation to madness;
• Noise vs. Sound;
• Comedy and Silence;
• Technologies of sound and silence: Gags and muzzles, weaponry, isolation camps, radios, televisions, gramophones;
• Reading aloud.

Please consider that HARTS & Minds is intended as a truly inter-disciplinary journal and therefore esoteric topics will need to be written with a general academic readership in mind.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
medieval
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
religion
renaissance
rhetoric_and_composition
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian