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The Voice (UAAC-AAUC Conference 2022 Congrès, University of Toronto) (UAAC-AAUC Conference 2022 Congrès)

Organization: UAAC-AAUC
Event: UAAC-AAUC Conference 2022 Congrès
Categories: Postcolonial, Digital Humanities, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Lingustics, Pedagogy, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Literary Theory, Rhetoric & Composition, Women's Studies, World Literatures, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Film, TV, & Media, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature, Science, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2022-10-27 to 2022-10-29 Abstract Due: 2022-06-30

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What exactly is a voice? This session invites submissions from scholars and practitioners exploring the vocative dimension and its role in the arts from all cultures and time periods. Critical writing on the voice comprises a marginal, yet highly motivated topic in the fine arts, comparative literature and philosophy. We hope to encourage a fruitful dialogue on the voice drawing upon a range of other disciplines and practices in the visual and performing arts including music, cinema, theatre, spoken-word performance, digital games and popular culture. Some issues to be engaged with may include (but are by no means limited to): the voice and aesthetic perception; the voice and critical theories of subjectivity (including sexual/gender, racial and/or ethnic identity); the voice in narration and oral testimonies; the ‘acousmatics’ of the voice in cinematic diegesis and in film/video installation, and the function of VoIP communication in today’s networked culture.

Proposals must be submitted using the “Call for Papers” form and sent directly to the chair(s) of the session: https://bit.ly/3tfQddO

Session Chairs:

Stefan Jovanovic (Concordia University)   stefan.jovanovic@concordia.ca

Mikaela Bobiy (Dawson College)   mbobiy@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Submissions must include:

  • the applicant’s email address
  • the name of the applicant
  • the applicant’s institutional affiliation
  • a brief biography (150 words maximum)
  • title of proposal
  • a proposal (300 words maximum)

Proposals are invited from permanent and contractual faculty, independent scholars and artists, and graduate students in terminal degree programs (examples: PhD, MFA, MDes, etc.) who are engaged in the visual arts (studio practice, art history, visual culture, material culture, museum studies, art conservation, etc.). MA students are not permitted to give papers at the conference.



Key words: voice, speech, interdisciplinarity, performance, narration


Stefan Jovanovic