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

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

Music and the Middlebrow

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Music and the Middlebrow
22-24 June 2017
University of Notre Dame, London Global Gateway, 1 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HG

We are now inviting proposals for the forthcoming conference on Music and the Middlebrow. We welcome abstracts for individual papers (20 minutes) and panel sessions (3 papers) that respond to the project rationale. Continue reading

Britain, Canada, and the Arts: Cultural Exchange as Post-war Renewal

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Britain, Canada, and the Arts: Cultural Exchange as Post-war Renewal
15-17 June 2017
Senate House, London

Papers are invited for a major international, interdisciplinary conference to be held at Senate House, London, in collaboration with ENCAP (Cardiff University) and the University of Westminster. Coinciding with and celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, this conference will focus on the strong culture of artistic exchange, influence, and dialogue between Canada and Britain, with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on the decades after World War II. Continue reading

19th Biennial IASPM Conference

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Popular Music Studies Today
19th Biennial IASPM Conference
26 June – 30 June 2017
University of Kassel
Germany

Popular Music Studies are today a key field of enquiry. Exploring the parameters of research on popular music in contemporary times lies at the centre of the 19th Biennial IASPM Conference. The Executive Committee therefore invites researchers and practitioners to submit proposals for presentations which engage with a variety of methodologies and perspectives on popular music studies, whether from an academic, professional, practice-based or educational angle. We encourage proposals dealing with one of the following streams: Continue reading

Hip Hop Studies: Global and Local

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Hip Hop Studies: Global and Local
University of Helsinki, Finland
13 September 2014

The Finnish Youth Research Society and the University of Helsinki’s discipline of Social and Cultural Anthropology are pleased to announce an international and interdisciplinary symposium showcasing contemporary studies of hip hop from established and emerging scholars from Finland and around the world. Continue reading

Music and Capitalism in Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective

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Music and Capitalism in Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective
8 October 2014
Senate House, University of London
Convener: Dr Anna Morcom, Royal Holloway, University of London

The topic of music and its relationship to capitalism has received most attention in the context of popular music. This ranges from Adorno’s influential work on commodity fetishism in popular music (1978 [1938]), to recent work on advertising and corporations (Taylor 2012; Bradshaw 2008; Carah 2010), to more nuanced considerations of music’s commodity status (Taylor 2007). Continue reading

International Conference on the Blues

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International Conference on the Blues
6-7 October 2014
Delta State University
Cleveland, Mississippi
Proposal Deadline: 1 June 2014

Delta State University is now accepting proposals for workshops, papers, presentations, and clinics for The International Conference on the Blues, which will be held 6-7 October 2014. Topics of general interest to scholars and enthusiasts are welcome: African American musical tradition and its influence on American music and culture; the Blues; folklore; history; ethnicity; and the Delta. Topics of an interdisciplinary nature are also encouraged. Innovation and passion have always been leading Minifaber's activity of sheet metal working Continue reading

Fan Studies Network 2014 Conference

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Fan Studies Network 2014 Conference
Regent’s University, London, UK
27-28 September 2014

For two years the Fan Studies Network has provided a fruitful and enthusiastic space for academics interested in fans and fandom to connect, share resources, and develop their research ideas. Following the success of our first symposium in November 2013, we are delighted to announce the FSN2014 Conference, taking place over two days at Regent’s University London from 27-28 September 2014. Continue reading