CFP: Sound in Literature (submit by 2016 Oct 31)


MATLIT, 2017, vol. 5
VOX MEDIA: O Som na Literatura | Sound in Literature | El Sonido en la Literatura
Editores: Osvaldo Manuel Silvestre (Universidade de Coimbra)
Felipe Cussen (Universidade de Santiago do Chile)

MATLIT’s volume 5 is intent on exploring what we call literature as VOX MEDIA: voice as a means for literature and the disturbances suffered by the medium from the combined effect of performance and the technologies for mediation, representation and reproduction. And also other instances, like the tensions between the body and technology, audibility v. inaudibility of text, sound and meaning, physical presence and/or absence of the authors, and so forth. The goal is not only that of generating a catalogue or a compendium of the contemporary effects of VOX MEDIA on the notion of literature, but that of generating an archaeology for VOX MEDIA and for all related phenomena repressed by their historical invisibility.

Submissions must be uploaded before October 31, 2016. Prior to submission, authors have to register in the journal system: Please see author guidelines:

MATLIT, 2017, vol. 5
VOX MEDIA: O Som na Literatura | Sound in Literature | El Sonido en la Literatura
Editores: Nuno Miguel Neves e Tiago Schwäbl
(Programa de Doutoramento FCT em Materialidades da Literatura)
Call for Sounds (MATLIT vol.5)

Given the relevance of a study of the different forms of material inscription to a more complete version, simultaneously modern and archaic, of literature that is not limited to the idea of text as merely “letters printed on paper”, volume 5 of MATLIT, to be printed in 2017 under the general theme of Vox Media, opens a call for compositions that fit either aesthetic or conceptually within sound poetry, text-sound composition, sound art, or similar practices. The sound-works submitted should not have been published before and they should have a maximum duration of 10 minutes. They should be sent to in one of the following formats: .mp3, .m4a, or .wav.

The email should also include the following information:
1. Personal Info: Name and bio (between 100 and 150 words).
2. Details of the work: Title, length, concept description (up to a maximum of 200 words).
3. Installation: How should the work be listened to (ex: headset or speakers).


Audio files must be submitted by December 31, 2016. The authors of the works selected for publication in volume 5 of MATLIT will be notified by February 28, 2017. The publication of volume 5 is scheduled for June 2017.