New Perspectives on Elvis

Call for papers
New Perspectives on Elvis: A One-Day International Conference
Memphis Public Library
21 August 2017

16 August 2017 will be the fortieth anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, one of the most popular and controversial music makers of the twentieth century. ‘New Perspectives on Elvis’ is a day-long international event held at the Memphis Public Library. The aim is to offer fresh perspectives on the Memphis icon, not only grounding him in the context of his place and time, but also interpreting him in relation to developments both inside and outside the academy. Paper proposals are invited on a range of topics. As well as class, race and gender, these could include but are not limited to: Continue reading

Subcultures Between History and Mythmaking

Call for chapters
Subcultures Between History and Mythmaking
Researching the Cultural Memory of Youth Subcultures, 1955–present

1. History, Mythmaking and the Cultural Memory of Youth Subcultures
During the twentieth century, various political, musical and other youth subcultures have emerged worldwide and evolved into globally marketed mainstream phenomena. Subsequently, research on subcultural movements has flourished. However, as spectacular as subcultural histories often are, myth and reality tend to become inextricably linked in retrospectives, both in popular media such as newspapers, photobooks, memoires, as well as in academic research. Even more so, researchers have often contributed to the mythical histories of subcultures, rather than critically engaging with them. Continue reading

When the Music Takes Over: Musical Numbers in Film and Television

Call for papers
8-10 March 2018
University of Salzburg, Austria
Proposal Deadline: 30 April 2017

Keynote Speakers:
Amy Herzog (Queens College, New York)
Richard Dyer (King’s College, London)

Musical numbers have served as constitutive elements of cinema since its early days in the so-called silent period. From the musical moments in silent films emerged the film musical as a specific genre. Musical numbers remain central components beyond generic categories and have succeeded from early sound film musicals to recent TV shows. Continue reading

4th Nordoff Robbins Plus Research Conference

Exploring the Spiritual in Music: Interdisciplinary Dialogues in Music, Wellbeing and Education
4th Nordoff Robbins Plus Research Conference
4th International Spirituality and Music Education (SAME) Conference
9-10 December 2017, London, UK

Conference venue:
Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre
2 Lissenden Gardens, London NW5 1PQ

For information regarding registration and abstract submission guidelines, see:

This joint conference is a collaboration between Nordoff Robbins and Spirituality and Music Education (SAME). Continue reading

Associate Professor or Professor, University of California Los Angeles

Associate Professor or Professor
Department of Ethnomusicology
University of California Los Angeles

The UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology seeks a senior scholar for a position with tenure at the level of Associate Professor or Professor, depending on achievements and qualifications. Continue reading

Global Psychedelia and Counterculture

Call for articles
Global Psychedelia and Counterculture
Special issue of Rock Music Studies
Guest-edited by Kevin M. Moist, Penn State Altoona

Submissions are invited for a special issue of Rock Music Studies on the topic of “Global Psychedelia and Counterculture”. Continue reading

Everything in its Right Place: Analyzing Radiohead

New book
Everything in its Right Place: Analyzing Radiohead
Brad Osborn
Oxford University Press


Oxford University Press is thrilled to announce the publication of Analyzing Radiohead: Everything in its Right Place, by University of Kansas Assistant Professor of Music Theory Brad Osborn, Ph.D. Expanding on recent work in musical perception, focusing particularly on form, rhythm and meter, timbre, and harmony, Everything in its Right Place treats Radiohead’s recordings as rich sonic ecosystems in which a listener participates in an individual search for meaning, bringing along expectations learned from popular music, classical music, or even Radiohead’s own compositional idiolect. Synthesizing insights from a range of new methodologies in the theory of pop and rock, and specifically designed for integration into music theory courses for upper level undergraduates, Everything in its Right Place is sure to find wide readership among scholars and students, as well as avid listeners who seek a deeper understanding of Radiohead’s distinctive juxtapositional style. Order now and save 30%! Enter promo code AAFLYG6 at checkout at