CfP: The Sound of the Past

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Historical Fictions

CfP: The Sound of the Past

What is the role of sound in historical fictions? How can we try to replicate what the world sounded like in the past? What is the role of music in period dramas? Why are contemporary musicals with historical settings so popular? How can sound be described in historical novels?

The Journal of Historical Fictions is looking for papers on any aspect of “sound”, broadly defined (music, mechanical sounds, songs that tell a historical narrative, voices, etc.) for a special issue on sound in historical fictions, ‘The Sound of the Past’. Please send completed articles of 6,000-8,000 words to by 1 January 2020 (see our submission guidelines here:

We also have a rolling deadline for articles that relate directly to research and teaching questions on historical fictions of any kind, from all scholarly disciplines, and we welcome spontaneous submissions.



Dr Juliette Harrisson
Journal of Historical Fictions

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