SONIC SCOPE: NEW APPROACHES TO AUDIOVISUAL CULTURE
An e-journal for student voices to challenge, energise and diversify engagement with audiovisual media
Sonic Scope invites fresh, intrepid and dynamic student voices to re-imagine and revise critical, interdisciplinary approaches to audiovisual media. Today’s accelerated media landscape offers an unprecedented range of audiovisual experiences, from dynamically reactive video games and ultra HD sports events, to live-streamed political rallies and YouTube vlogs. Within this expanding landscape, the relationship of music and sound to image has undergone radical cultural and aesthetic upheaval. Sonic Scope intervenes in this shifting media terrain by engaging with audiovisual events as they happen. At the same time, it uses contemporary debates to revitalise discourse on traditional audiovisual forms, such as film, opera, theatre, the sounding visual arts and intermedial music.
It’s time to
end another volume year (our second with UC Press) of Journal of Popular
Music Studies. Below this I’ll paste the editors’ note for issue 31:4,
written by Robin James – check out her new book The Sonic Episteme: Acoustic
Resonance, Neoliberalism, and Biopolitics. And as always, I encourage you
to subscribe individually, using the sliding scale fees on the IASPM-US website
or to make sure your institution – if you have one — subscribes, which helps
Ethnomusicology Review is now accepting
submissions for Volume 23, scheduled for publication in Fall
2021. Starting as Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology (PRE) in
1984, Ethnomusicology Review is a refereed journal managed by
UCLA graduate students and a faculty advisory board. We maintain an extensive
editorial board and publish interdisciplinary music research in English, Spanish,
Portuguese, Indonesian, and other languages on a case-by-case basis.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue: Popular Music,
Decolonization and Indigenous Studies
Editors: Daniel Hernandez and
is the peer-reviewed open-access e-journal of the International Association for
the Study of Popular Music, IASPM. As part of an international network, the
journal aims to publish research and analysis in the field of popular music
studies at both global and local levels.
Special Issue seeks to confront the Western tradition of academia, which has only
been made possible through historic and ongoing processes and ideologies of
colonialism. This includes the paradox that many academic scholars and
institutions are housed on stolen lands. This Special Issue of IASPM Journal
aims to contribute to an ongoing process of decolonization through the lens and
practices of popular music by highlighting Indigenous academics, theorists and
What is the role of sound in historical fictions? How can we try to
replicate what the world sounded like in the past? What is the role of music in
period dramas? Why are contemporary musicals with historical settings so
popular? How can sound be described in historical novels?
The Journal of Historical Fictions is looking for papers on any aspect of
“sound”, broadly defined (music, mechanical sounds, songs that tell a
historical narrative, voices, etc.) for a special issue on sound in historical
fictions, ‘The Sound of the Past’. Please send completed articles of 6,000–8,000 words to email@example.com by 1 January 2020.
See our submission
We also have a rolling deadline for articles that relate directly to
research and teaching questions on historical fictions of any kind, from all
scholarly disciplines, and we welcome spontaneous submissions.
Call for Papers: Issues of Diversity and Inclusion in Jazz Festivals
A Special Issue of
the Jazz Research Journal
Editors: Emily Jones (Cheltenham Jazz Festival) and Sarah Raine (Birmingham
City University, UK)
With campaigns such
as Keychange (PRS Foundation, UK) bringing issues of diversity and inclusion to
the fore in the music industry, professionals and researchers alike are
increasingly aware of a lack of diversity in relation to jazz audiences,
artists and festival staff. However, the efforts to tackle these issues lack a
strong foundation of research, from either industry bodies or scholarship.
Emerging out of an industry partnership project, this special issue therefore
aims to provide a space for current research that engages with issues of
diversity and inclusion in jazz festivals. We particularly encourage
submissions that take an intersectional approach, emerge out of collaborative
projects between institutions and industry, or go beyond the geographies and
narratives that have come to dominate definitions of jazz.
Call for Papers from French Historical Studies: Music and French History/La musique et
The editors of French Historical Studies seek articles for a special issue on
music in the Francophone world to appear in 2022.
The history of the music of France has traditionally been studied as a separate category without the same robust interest as other cultural artifacts such as film and literature. More recent scholarship illuminates the place of music in French society and suggests that more work should be done to sketch out the particular place of music in all its forms in French history.
: Issue #1 – April 2020
ZINES is an international peer journal dedicated to studies of amateur
and do-it-yourself media of any kind, from fanzines to webzines, perzines to
science zines, artzines to poezines, etc.
– ZINES is multi-disciplinary and opened to all scientific disciplines, from social sciences to medical sciences, art and design, media studies, etc. The first aim of the journal is to study the involvement of amateurs in the production of mediascapes, from printing form to cybermedia. It also addresses the impact of zine making for personal or collective sociabilization, especially in closed environments such as carceral or medical centres. The second aim is to examine the production of new form of communication by amateurs leading to the publication of media with a strong DIY ethos, including scholars who invent new forms of dissemination of scientific knowledge.
for expressions of interest for submitting a chapter to the Oxford Handbook
of Global Popular Music, to be edited by Simone Krüger Bridge.
The Handbook offers an authoritative and state-of-the-art survey of current thinking and research in studies of global popular musics from different parts of the world. The chapters will be written by leading international figures from ethnomusicology, popular music studies, and anthropology to give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates surrounding global popular music. The Handbook captures the vibrant, dynamic, and diverse approaches that characterize popular music across the world. The volume features a diversity of topics and approaches, structured into five conceptual parts: GLOBAL CAPITALISM, GLOBAL GENRES, MIGRATION, IDENTITY, TECHNOLOGY. The purpose of the organization is to give a comprehensive review of achievements by leading scholars in the field of global popular music to date, and to contribute to an understanding of what global popular music might become in future, charting new areas that are likely to define studies of global popular music in the coming decades.
Edited by Melissa Avdeeff (Coventry University)
and Scott Henderson (Trent University Durham GTA)
are sought for an interdisciplinary, edited collection focused on the work and
career of Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot.
Lightfoot’s career spans more than six decades, beginning with his emergence in the folk rock scene in Toronto’s Yorkville in the 1960s through to continued touring in the present decade. Lightfoot’s success has bridged a number of genres, including folk, pop, country, rock and a range of crossovers. A string of Top 40 hits in the 1970s cemented Lightfoot’s international reputation, both as a singer and songwriter. In addition to his own recordings, Lightfoot’s songs have also been recorded and performed by an amazing array of diverse artists., across a vast range of musical genres.