ISSN: 20570341
Online ISSN: 2057035X
First published in 2016
2 issues per volume
Current Issue:
Volume 3 / Issue 2 Free Issue
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Call for Papers

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Download the Notes for Contributors here. 

Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies provides a forum for scholarly and practice-based engagement with voice as a phenomenon of communication and performance, a methodological tool and a theoretical basis for the analysis of experiences, artefacts and events. We invite submissions that contribute to an interdisciplinary conversation on the idea of voice, welcoming contributions from all fields of voice work including teaching, performance, qualitative/quantitative research, practices and theories of voice. 

One issue in each volume will follow an explicitly thematic focus. Regular guest-edited editions will enable the community of voice scholars to be represented through a international and multi-disciplinary forum.

We draw on an interdisciplinary series of lenses, including cultural studies, critical theory, performance studies, inter-culturalism, linguistics, visual culture, film and media studies, musicology, opera studies, ethnomusicology, architecture, sociology, education and somatics, and in so doing, contributions might engage with – but are not restricted to – one or more of the following areas:
·       Voice as methodology
·       Voice as ideology
·       The (dis)embodied voice
·       Voice as presence/absence
·       Somatics and voice
·       The aesthetics of silence and/or sound
·       Ventriloquism and puppetry
·       Voice and logos
·       Voice and critical theory
·       Voice and spatiality
·       Voice and ‘authenticity’
·       Voice and/as/in adaptation
·       Voice in/as/of training (singing, speech, performance)
·       The speech/song continuum
·       Praxis of working with voice
·       The lexicon of training
·       Vocal health
·       Teaching vs. pedagogy
·       Styles and genres
·       The voice on stage/film/performance/new media
·       Digital/electronic media and the voice
·       Intercultural aesthetics of vocal practice
·       Voice training in conservatoire/Higher Education
·       The voice and gender/race/culture/politics/community/commodification
·       Practitioner-led critical reflections (own work)
·       Documenting the voice
·       Voice in practice
·       Historical approaches and practices of vocal performance
·       Notational practices for writing for voice
·       Extreme/extended voice
·       Voice in theatre, music, opera, musical theatre
·       Voice in sound art, performance art and sonic experimentation
·       Digitised, mediatised and posthuman voices

Further information on the journal is available from the Journal Editorial Office.


Ben Macpherson,
School of Media and Performing Arts,
University of Portsmouth,
Eldon Building,
Winston Churchill Avenue,
Portsmouth, PO1 2DJ

Telephone: 02392 845131 (BM) 

Konstantinos Thomaidis
Lecturer in Drama, Theatre & Performance
University of Exeter
Alexander Building,
Streatham Campus,

Telephone: 01392724528 (KT)

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.






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