VOLUME 14: Hemispheric resonances: politics, aesthetics, and sound practices in literature and art
David Toop (2013) points out that the “listening paradox” establishes that although our hearing capacity is one of the first senses to develop and that it dominates the amniotic life, at birth it is overcome by the predominance of sight. The “culture of the visual” and our ability to see has been indisputably the dominant sense in our societies. However, the development of the field of sound studies since the nineties has become one of the territories of interdisciplinary knowledge that seeks to problematize and expand the various approaches that we can make towards sound within the academy: either from artistic creation to scientific studies, through the various disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Sound, as a starting point, is an invitation to reconsider our practices and research to explore both new spaces and at the same time return to those already known with an other-listening.
Considering this starting point, Brújula’s Volume 14 seeks to contribute to the reflections on what “sound does in the world” (Sterne 2012). From the perspective of sound studies, it seeks to produce an expanded vision to analyze sound within the various sociocultural facets of the hemisphere, while considering the consequences of living within a massively connected world. In this way, this dossier asks about sound practices in the region, but also about the capacity that sound has to renew political and aesthetic analyzes of literature and the arts. For this issue we are looking for works that dedicate their research and artistic practices to exploring the various aspects of knowledge through sound. Topics may include but are not limited to:
Literature and music
Literature and sound
Aesthetics and sound
Race, gender and identity in relation to sound
Sound and territory
New technologies and sound
History of sound
Brújula welcomes the submission of the following scholarly genres:
Academic articles (15-20 pages)
Historiographical analysis (15-20 pages)
Interviews (6-10 pages)
Reflections on performance practices (4-5 pages)
Book Reviews (3-4 pages)
Please submit your manuscript with a cover letter that includes a brief (50-75 words) professional statement (with your name, academic affiliation and title [graduate student, doctoral candidate, assistant professor, professor, etc.], institution, research interests, and/or a few relevant publications), the title of your paper, and a 100-word abstract.
Brújula is a peer-reviewed journal that favors anonymity in the selection process. Therefore, manuscripts should be submitted without names. Names and email addresses should appear only on the cover letter.
Manuscripts must be written in Spanish, English, or Portuguese and must be double-spaced, including endnotes and bibliography.
Format manuscripts following the conventions of the latest MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing.
Tables, diagrams, maps, photos, and artwork may be included by arrangement with editors.
Permissions to reproduce such materials will be the author’s responsibility.
Brújula only accepts original contributions. Translation of articles or articles already published will not be accepted.