CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Listening to the Early Modern

Source of Information: CFP 2000-01-25
Date of Event: n.a.: special issue of a journal
Location of event: n.a.: special issue of a journal
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2000-09-01

Call for Papers: "Listening to the Early Modern"

The peer-reviewed e-journal Early Modern Literary Studies
( invites submissions for a special
issue entitled "Listening to the Early Modern".

How did Early Modern culture perceive sound?  How far can we reconstruct the
ways in which speech, music, and even ambient noise were interpreted as
auditory experiences, and what are the implications of this for our study of
literary texts?  This special issue will build on recent scholarly work in
these areas as well as on the electronic journal's unique ability to
incorporate sound clips into scholarly articles themselves.  Submissions are
invited in the following or in any related areas: speech, oratory, ballads,
music and literature, the acoustics of performance, Renaissance theories of
sound, acoustic metaphors, synaesthesia.

The closing date for submissions is 1 September 2000. Enquiries should be
directed to Matthew Steggle,, the Managing Editor (Special

Now in its fifth year of publication, Early Modern Literary Studies (ISSN
1201-2459) is a refereed journal serving as a formal arena for scholarly
discussion and as an academic resource for researchers in the area. Articles in
EMLS examine English literature, literary culture, and language during the
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; responses to published papers are also
published as part of a Readers' Forum. 

Dr Matthew Steggle
Lecturer in English, Sheffield Hallam University
Dept of Cultural Studies, Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield S10 2BP U.K.   Tel: (+44) 114 225 4350
Managing Editor, Early Modern Literary Studies
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