CFP: HARTS & Minds Spring 2014 Issue – Sound and Silence

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:

  1. ARTICLES: Send us an abstract (300 words) and your draft article (no longer than 6,000 words).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

 
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