15/07/19 – call for contributions “Soundscapes. Listening to British and American Languages and Cultures”

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Call for contributions for Linguæ & – Rivista di lingue e culture moderne

Soundscapes. Listening to British and American Languages and Cultures

Remapping the literary canon through listening practices means giving the aural dimension of poetry, prose, or simply language a fascinating chance to match the wonders of visual representation. Fiction and storytelling are actually strongly based in the universe of sounds and often involve something very similar to acousmatics, sound design, soundmarks, and sound icons. As a matter of fact, every single page is a soundscape, whether the sounds it contains be realistic, symbolic, or imaginary.
This issue will collect essays which – by focusing on sounds, noises, voices, music, and silences as they appear in literature (including song lyrics), and with reference to the existing critical and scientific works in the multifaceted field of soundscape studies – reflect on the sonic construction of texts and acoustically deconstruct them.
Issues concerning memory, ethnicity, class, religion, and gender are welcomed, together with translation studies, cultural studies, and intermodal studies. However, any idea will be eagerly evaluated.

Deadline & how to apply

Deadline for paper submission: July 15, 2019. Check here all the guidelines for proposal submission.

Authors wishing to propose a paper for this special issue should register on the journal web site  and upload their papers preferably in English, no later than July 15th,  2019.
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Only papers which fully comply with the requirements in the “Guidelines” and in the “Authors’ Statement” (the latter’s point 1.a in particular) will be accepted for the double-blind peer review process.

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Linguae is a peer-reviewed journal which provides a new outlet for interdisciplinary research on language and literature, giving voice to a cross-cultural and multi-genre koine. While the idea for the journal was developed in the ambit of the post-graduate programme in European Intercultural Studies at the University of Urbino, Italy, its scope goes far beyond that of exploring pre-established cultural paradigms. Indeed, its strongly experimental and dialogic approach to the ongoing debate should serve as encouragement for the submission of new work by young researchers. 


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