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Call for Proposals: Riffs Vol 6 Issue 1 (July 2022)

Posted: October 7th, 2021 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Guest Editor: Jenny Ann Cubin
a posthumous collaboration
with jacques derrida

the ear is uncanny
(large or small)
it is the most open organ.
i tell my life to my self
(i recite and recount)
but become what i am
through the ear i borrow
(through the ear you lend).
we proceed
seeking out the edges
(the inner walls, the passages).
these labyrinths come down
to the ear you hear me with
(to the ear I hear you with).
we recite and recount
and become what we are.

poem is inspired by Jacques Derrida’s theory of otobiographies and the role of listening as a mediator between self and world. In this issue of
we ask you to attend to your relationship with music and the various listening practices you have developed and adopted as you write, play, perform, dance, or compose, and/or the impact of sound upon others involved in your creative practices.

welcome all creative responses to this prompt, from all individuals and collectives, from any sector or discipline. Feel free to include written, visual, and/or musical elements, and to propose work that emerges from collaborations between writers, poets,
musicians, composers and visual artists (etc).

of October 2021 proposal deadline:
to include a title and 300-word synopsis, your name(s), a short bio and contact email.
Full submissions
(2000-4000 words / visual (to not exceed 8 A4 pages) are expected by 28th
February 2022.

All visual and audio content must
have a Creative Commons License, be owned by the contributor or with full owner permissions. All proposals submitted to Riffs will
be considered by the editorial panel.

Please send your proposal to:
[email protected]

All invited full papers are subject to
double blind review and, once accepted, will be published online (Open Access) and in limited edition print. This issue will be published in July 2022. Authors must follow the
submission guidelines here.

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