Call for Proposals: “Music, Voice, and Disability” Special Issue of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies Co-edited by Dr. Nina S. Eidsheim and Dr. Jessica A. Holmes Abstracts due March 15, 2018 **This is an abbreviated CFP. For the full version please visit: https://interdisciplinaryvoicestudies.wordpress.com/tag/music/ Music, as a sonic medium, offers new ways of approaching questions of disability as an envoiced phenomenon. Indeed, music scholars have recently begun exploring the intersections of disability and vocal production, with notable emphasis on the damaged, dysfluent (singing) voice in relationship to notions of bodily authenticity, trauma, and specific generic conventions, including valuable work by Caitlin Marshall, George McKay, Jessica Schwartz, and Laurie Stras. Similarly, new scholarship on music and deafness has approached vocality through the musical endeavours of members of Deaf culture, and the inherent musicality of sign language as a silent, visual-spatial form of vocality (Jones 2015; Maler 2013; 2015; Holmes 2016; 2017; Meizel 2018). In an effort to build on this new branch of music scholarship while confronting the ways in which vocal disabilities are rendered liminal in both scholarship and praxis, this special journal issue considers notions of music, voice, and disability. We seek articles, position papers, and “voicings” such as practitioners’ reflections, vocal scores, excerpts of performances, and audio transcripts that interrogate the role of the voice, broadly construed, in the construction of disability in a variety of performative contexts. We invite submissions dealing with disability and voice in all genres of music and performance practices from all historical periods, that engage an interdisciplinary framework, and that attend to questions of intersectionality. Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be emailed by March 15, 2018 to holmesjessica -at- ucla.edu. Successful authors will be invited to submit 6-8,000 word drafts of their contributions to the editors by May 1, 2018. _______________________________________________ AMS-Announce mailing list and bulletin board: READ THE GUIDELINES prior to submitting a post: http://www.ams-net.org/announce.php TO SEE THE ARCHIVED POSTS: http://listserv.unl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=AMS-ANNOUNCE TO UNSUBSCRIBE, or switch to/from Digest mode: log in to http://listserv.unl.edu and edit your subscription.