The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0180 Friday, 28 January 2000.
Date: Thursday, 27 Jan 2000 16:27:42 +0000
Subject: CFP: Listening to the Early Modern
[Apologies for cross-posting]
Call for Papers: "Listening to the Early Modern"
The peer-reviewed e-journal Early Modern Literary Studies
(http://purl.oclc.org/emls/emlshome.html) 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,
The closing date for submissions is 1 September 2000. Enquiries should
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
Home page: http://www.shu.ac.uk/schools/cs/teaching/ms/index.html