Volume! La Revue des musiques populaires

Listening to popular music: practices, experiences, representations
Submission deadline: June 1st, 2011

Volume!

Volume! a French peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of popular music seeks contributions for a special issue on listening. This issue will explore the premise that a focus on listening can be a fruitful basis for the analysis of popular music, one that can enrich our understanding of aesthetic relationships and signifying practices. Any scholarly essay on popular music and its listeners or how it is listened to is welcome. Continue reading

Musical seductions

Call for contributions
Transposition. Musique et sciences sociales. – no 2

Facial expression, physical presence, fashion prowess, vocal intonation, the ways of seduction are numerous and variable. Respecting the codes adopted by the societies and cultures from which it originates, seduction is nevertheless an ‘ordinary social act’ which can be considered as universal.

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Cecile Dauphin and Arlette Farge present it as ‘one of the nodal points of social architecture’, a reality from which no society or era has escaped. [cf. Dauphin, C. et Farge, A. (éd.), Séduction et sociétés. Approches historiques. Paris : Seuil. 2001]. Recently brought on the agenda by social sciences studies, the privileged relationships that seduction maintains with music will be at the core of the present issue. Continue reading

norient academic online journal

With the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) approaching its 30th birthday norient wants to contribute to this anniversary by dedicating its first issue of the norient academic online journal to popular music ethnographies – with a twist. While IASPM has been a major force in contributing to the study of popular music using a methodologically broad approach these studies have to a large extent been focused on a North American and British/European popular music legacy.

This call for articles which will result in the first volume and issue of the norient academic online journal aims to show the diversity of popular music throughout the world by focusing on popular music in a broad sense from outside the European and North American canon of popular music. Continue reading

TRANS – Special Issue: New uses of music in media

TRANS- Transcultural Music Review 16 (2012) will publish a special dossier on the new forms of music in audiovisual media. The dossier will be prepared in collaboration with the research group “Música y medios audiovisuales” from the Society for Ethnomusicology-SIBE/IASPM-Spain and will be edited by Teresa Fraile, Eduardo Viñuela, and María Edurne Zuazu. Continue reading

Contemporary Music and Fiction – Edited Volume

Submissions are sought for a collection of essays titled Write in Tune: Representing Contemporary Music in Fiction.
Edited by Jeffrey Roessner (Mercyhurst College) and Erich Hertz (Siena College)
Submission deadline: January 31, 2010

Since the 1960s the confluence of music and literature has moved far beyond simple adaptation studies, with writers turning to music for cultural references, foundational metaphors, and complex intertextual structure.  Indeed, the range of novels that reference contemporary music is stunning, from obvious examples such as Roddy Doyle’s The Commitments, Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, Jonathan Lethem’s Fortress of Solitude, Alan Warner’s Morvern Callar, and Sherman Alexie’s Reservation Blues, to more subtle intertextual negotiations in Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting, Willy Russell’s The Wrong Boy, and Don DeLillo’s Great Jones Street. Continue reading

The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

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Oxford University Press intends to publish a second, revised and expanded edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, originally issued in 1984. Reflecting advances in scholarship during the past quarter-century, the second edition will encompass a greater range of subjects in more detail, thus serving a larger community of readers worldwide. Continue reading

Michael Jackson: Musical Subjectivities

Popular Music and Society Special Issue
Edited by Susan Fast and Stan Hawkins
Call for Submissions

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Submissions are invited for a special edition of Popular Music and Society that examines constructions of subjectivity in Michael Jackson’s music, with a focus on gender, sexuality, age, disability, and race. Contributors are invited to address ways in which Jackson’s vocality, grooves, rhythmic invention, songwriting, conformity with and/or irreconcilability of generic categories, particular songs, song categories (such as ballads) or albums, record production, use of technology, and live or mediated performance work to produce his own, often spectacularized, subjectivities, as well as those of his listeners. Continue reading

JISM – Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies

Call for contributions

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies (JIMS) is an international peer-reviewed journal. Published twice per year, it aims to establish a broad interdisciplinary platform for music researchers. JIMS especially promotes collaborations between sciences and humanities and between theory and practice, and provocative submissions that stimulate interdisciplinary discussion.

The journal aims:

  • to contribute towards an understanding of music in all its manifestations, definitions and contexts
  • to promote interdisciplinary synergy among humanities, sciences and practically oriented disciplines
  • to promote academic quality and the application of research findings
  • The journal accepts original submissions associated with:

  • all subdisciplines or paradigms of musicology, including analytical, applied, comparative, cultural, empirical, ethnological, historical, popular, scientific, systematic and theoretical, and
  • all musically relevant disciplines, including acoustics, aesthetics, anthropology, archeology, art history and theory, biology, cognitive sciences, composition, computing, cultural studies, economics, education, engineering, ethnology, gender studies, history, linguistics, literary studies, mathematics, medicine, music theory and analysis, neurosciences, perception, performance, philosophy, physiology, popular music, prehistory, psychoacoustics, psychology, religious studies, semiotics, sociology, sport, statistics and therapy.
  • All submissions must have at least two authors representing contrasting disciplines. Please consult the journal’s homepage for detailed submission guidelines and procedures.

    JIMS is indexed by:
    Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM)
    Direct Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    INTUTE: Arts and Humanities
    ZDB OPAC (Zeitschriftendatenbank)
    HeBIS-Verbundkatalog

    Contact: Ali C. Gedik, administrative editor.

    Popular Music and Society – Special Issue on Journalism and Popular Music

    Submissions are invited for a special edition of Popular Music and Society, which will focus on the general theme of journalism and popular music.

    Contributors are invited to consider the topic in diverse ways; possible themes might include:

    • the status of the "critic"
    • the politics of fanzines
    • popular music periodicals and magazines
    • the functions of the rock/pop journalist: concert reviews; album reviews; interviews
    • perspectives on the audience(s)
    • TV, radio, and online journalism
    • case studies: publications; musical genres; performers; journalists
    • popular music coverage in the mainstream press (tabloid and quality)
    • professional issues: creativity and control; career trajectory; training and entry
    • specialist publications (metal; country; jazz; blues)
    • histories of the music media
    • the growth of the profession
    • social and musical imagery in the media: ethnicity; gender; disability; sexuality
    • global perspectives
    • the music press and the charts
    • journalistic strategies and techniques
    • journalism theory: research; objectivity vs. subjectivity; gatekeepers
    • photojournalism
    • the significance of degree programs: Journalism; Popular Music Studies
    • the press conference
    • marketing and advertising strategies

    In the first instance, potential contributors are asked to submit abstracts (approximately 250 words) and brief CVs by November 1, 2008.

    Those selected for inclusion will then be invited to submit articles (6,000-8,000 words) by November 1, 2009.

    The issue of Popular Music and Society will be published in 2010.

    Please address all communication to the Guest Editor:

    Dr. Ian Inglis
    Reader in Popular Music Studies
    Media & Communication
    Lipman Building
    University of Northumbria
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 8ST
    UK

    Email: ian.inglis@unn.ac.uk
    Telephone: 0191 227 3417