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[ecrea] CFP: Music, Sound, and the Moving Image

Thu May 29 12:58:43 GMT 2008

Music, Sound, and the Moving Image is the first 
international scholarly journal devoted to the 
study of the interaction between music and sound 
with the entirety of moving image media  film, 
television, music video, advertising, computer 
games, mixed-media installation, digital art, 
VJ-ing, et alia. Published by Liverpool 
University Press and co-edited by Anahid 
Kassabian (University of Liverpool) and Ian 
Gardiner (Goldsmiths, University of London), the 
journal is intended to be truly 
interdisciplinary, inviting contributions from 
across a range of critical methodologies, to 
include musicology and music analysis, film 
studies, popular music studies, cultural theory, 
aesthetics, sociology, marketing, sound studies, 
and music psychology. It is hoped that the 
journal will provide an important focus for the 
similarly diverse and expanding community of media music scholars


The Future of Sound Studies Editors: Jay Beck and Tony Grajeda

In his introduction to a 1999 special issue of 
iris dedicated to The State of Sound Studies, 
Rick Altman announced that the academic study of 
sound is A Field Whose Time Has Come. Michele 
Hilmes, however, recently speculated that the 
study of sound, hailed as an emerging field for 
the last hundred years, exhibits a strong 
tendency to remain that way, always emerging, 
never emerged. Although a good deal of scholarly 
work on sound has emerged over the past few 
years, traversing several academic fields (film 
sound, radio, audio technology, cultural analysis 
of sound, music studies), the current state of 
sound studies, as Jonathan Sterne asserts, remains conceptually fragmented.

This special issue of Music, Sound, and the 
Moving Image proposes to take up the challenge of 
delineating the future of sound studies by 
inviting papers that not only pursue the theory 
and history of sound as an object of study but 
also aim to articulate cross-disciplinary 
methodologies and analytical approaches. We are 
particularly interested in essays that address 
such topics as: the relationship between film 
sound studies and sound studies; defining sound 
culture studies and the shift to cultural 
contexts; the formal and aesthetic dimensions of 
sound; the medium-specificity thesis and 
disciplinary boundaries; theorising a history of 
listening and subjectivity; reassessing the role 
of sound in film theory. For this special issue 
of MSMI, the editors seek two types of 
submissions: full length essays (approximately 
7500 words) and short position papers (1000-1500 
words). The revised deadline for these submissions is 1(5) June 2008.

Please send queries to:
Jay Beck: (jbeck4 /at/; and Tony Grajeda: (agrajeda /at/

Editorial correspondence should be addressed to: 
Music, Sound, and the Moving Image, School of 
Music, University of Liverpool, 80 Bedford Road 
South, Liverpool L69 7WW, or email: (journal /at/

For Subscription or advertising information call 
+44 [0]151 794 2234 or email: (lup /at/

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