Hello? this call begins. I can hear you; can you hear me?

Writing is bound up with the uncanny mechanisms of the telephone: with the art of listening, with the strange implications of finding a voice, and with the text as a virtual switchboard involving both creative and critical operations. Unsettling notions of literary communication, of reading minds, and of writing as a ‘calling’, the telephone plays out the exchange between critical thought and creative practice.

Hello? Are you still there? Can you hear me?