New issue of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies 2.1 - now available!

Intellect is delighted to announce that the new issue of Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies 2.1 is now available.


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Articles within this issue include (partial list):


The voice of eloquence in Kenneth Burke’s rhetoric and its implications for advertising performance

Authors: Joshua Hill

Page Start: 7


Kenneth Burke’s idea of ‘eloquence’ provides a useful theory for understanding the various possible impacts of voice in advertising and branding. Burkeian ‘eloquence’ is defined as the right choice and arrangement of linguistic details that best meet the formal requirements emerging in a particular culture and society from the underlying forms common to all people through our common physical, psychological, and linguistic nature as humans. Here, this theory is explained and distilled into a spectrum that stretches between textual/vocal products that centre on a rational symbolsystem and textual/vocal products that meet human metabiologic demands for eloquent form leading to moments of aesthetic transcendence. Also discussed are the ethics of using for capitalistic purposes our human bent towards the ‘beauty and joy’ of transcendent language.


Children who stutter find their voice onstage and off: The SAY approach to stuttering

Authors: Ellen Mareneck

Page Start: 45


Children who stutter (CWS) face enormous challenges: from bullying and peer rejection to embarrassment, shame and despair. Often these young people shut down and retreat into silence. The Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY), a nonprofit organization in New York City, is dedicated to improving the lives of CWS. SAY uses the performing arts, speech therapy and a sleep-away camp to create community, nurture the individual, and advocate for CWS through education and performance. This article examines SAY as a therapeutic model for Children and Adolescents Who Stutter. SAY’s three-pronged approach of empowerment, education, and support provides CWS with a much-needed community in which they find self-acceptance, communicative confidence, and the courage to achieve their goals.


Tracing voice through the career of a musical pioneer: A conversation with Pauline Oliveros

Authors: Gelsey Bell and Pauline Oliveros

Page Start: 67


In this conversation from 2014, composer Pauline Oliveros, one of the most important figures in American experimental music, provides insight into her relationship with the voice and when in her career it was most pivotal for her compositional development. Oliveros touches on her 1961 choral piece ‘Sound Patterns’, her ‘Sonic Meditations’, the works she performed for voice and accordion in the 1970s and 1980s, ‘Deep Listening’, and the late operas that she made with her partner, vocalist and poet Ione.

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