The editorial board of the Society for Textual Scholarship’s peer-reviewed, open access journal Textual Cultures: Texts, Contexts, Interpretations solicits papers for a group of essays on music-related topics to be published in its Fall 2020 issue (vol. 13, no. 2). With this group of essays, the journal seeks to represent a variety of topics related to the production, reproduction, interpretation, and reception of musical texts and archives from a wide range of genres, cultures, and time periods.

Textual Cultures provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholarship dedicated to issues of material cultures, cultural-textual studies, textuality, and editing in all national traditions. The journal invites essays from music scholars around the world in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian. Potential topics and/or themes could include (but are not limited to):
• Codicological and/or paleographic analysis of music manuscripts
• Sketch studies
• Intertextuality studies
• Challenges in music editing
• Music–text relations in manuscript and print sources
• Musical archives
• Oral performance versus written score
• Music texts in the digital sphere
Interdisciplinary approaches to musical texts and textuality within larger cultural contexts are particularly welcome.

Submissions are subject to the journal’s regular double-blind peer review process, as well as its style and procedural guidelines, outlined here The extended deadline for essay submissions is May 15, 2020. Submit all essays in English by Microsoft Word email attachment to Marta Werner, Editor-in-Chief, at wernerm -at- Additional queries regarding this call may be directed to Elizabeth Elmi, musicology representative on the Textual Cultures editorial board, at egelmi -at-

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