[SoundStudies] CFP: Sound in Canada

Lynda Paul lynda.paul at yale.edu
Sat Sep 28 12:01:52 EDT 2013

Dear all,

Sound studies is really taking off--yet another CFP that might be of interest to
some of you!

All best,


Lynda Paul, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate in the Integrated Humanities
Yale University



Sound in Canada: Environment, Technology, History

For the past three decades, cultural studies has become especially attuned to
sonic and auditory culture, resulting in the arrival of a new and exciting
field known as ?Sound Studies.? During this same period, music scholarship
has expanded its own purview to include many of the same issues and research
methodologies, particularly in approaching musical styles and practices that
are not fully suited to more traditional modes of musicological inquiry. There
is, however, no central text that offers the uniquely Canadian perspective on
sound, despite the fact that Canadian cultural history is replete with studies
and cultural production sensitive to the auditory environment. Chapter
proposals are requested for such a text, which will provide an
interdisciplinary cross-section of current research on Sound in Canada. Topics
may include but are not limited to:

Sound and the Environment

-      Sound: space and place

-      Contemporary soundscapes (urban/rural)
-      Sound walks
-      Soundmapping
-      Sound and climate change
-      Noise pollution
-      Sound and Northern development
-      Ethnographic sound studies

-      The World Soundscape Project

Sound and Technology/Technologies of Sound

-      Sound and/in Digital culture
-      Contemporary sound art
-      Online sharing
-      Media convergence and intersensoriality

-      Media history (radio, phonograph, player piano, etc.)

Sound in Canadian History

-      Historical figures in sound studies: Barry Truax, Hugh LeCaine, R. Murray
Schafer, Glenn Gould, etc.

-      Histories of sound devices in Canada

-      Early ethnographic research on sound in Canada

-      Foundations in electroacoustics

-      Historical issues

-      History and historical innovations

We will also welcome papers on:

-      Cultural policy and regulation (CRTC, CRIA, Factor, etc.)

-      Sound in Medicine and science

-      Aboriginal issues and sound

-      Sonic preservation and contemporary Canadian culture

-      Sound in Canadian film & television

Please submit abstracts between 250-500 words and a short biographical statement
by 1 December 2013 to either:

Mickey Vallee mickey.vallee at uleth.ca

Department of Sociology, University of Lethbridge


Paul Sanden paul.sanden at uleth.ca

Department of Music, University of Lethbridge

Accepted papers, between 8000-12 000 words (including endnotes), must be
submitted by April 30th, 2014.

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