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Edited by Malcolm Angelucci and Chris Caines

Voice/Presence/Absence collects international contributions from academic scholars and practitioners, together with recorded live performances of artists, writers, musicians and poets, creating the space for a discussion on the role of voice in contemporary humanities. Voice/Presence/Absence is conceived as a dialogue: between a variety of interpretive frameworks and definitions of voice; between different objects of study (from contemporary art to post-dramatic theatre, from radio-voices to recorded poetry and audio-books, from pop music to novels, from the voice of trees to the one of birds, etc.) and, most important, between artists, performers and the world of academia.


About the Editors: 

Malcolm Angelucci is a senior academic at UTS whose research interests include Italian XIX and XX century literature, theatre and culture; European historic avant-gardes; aesthetics, poetics, rhetoric and stylistics. He studied Literature and Social Anthropology at the "Università delgi Studi di Perugia", Perugia, Italy where his research thesis was on the Armenian community in Rome and its processes of identity construction. In Australia, he has completed a PhD in Italian literature on the work of the Italian philosopher, poet and painter Carlo Michelstaedter (1887-1910) at the University of Melbourne and taught courses in Italian Language and Culture, Italian Literature, Contemporary Italian History and Culture and Textual Studies. 

Chris is a senior academic specialising in Media Arts & Production / Sound & Music Design Program at UTS. He works at the intersection of cinematic practices and transformational new technologies with an interest in what these hybrids can add to the art of storytelling. His work in short film and post production has been focused around utiilising the possibilities of new imaging and visual fx technologies as a part storytelling language itself. Alongside this work he has been developing online interactive fictions since the early nineties exploring the relationships between formal hypertext fiction and the language of web conventions that surround it. In recent years he has been producing site specific fiction and documentary projects utilising mobile phones and other forms of location aware media. He is a leading member of the Editorial Executive for the Media Object series.