Fantasy and music have always been closely linked through the association of music and creative powers. Thus in Tolkien’s Ainulindalë, music gives birth to the world, and evil is first manifested as a discordant theme in the symphony the Ainur compose. In addition, The Lord of the Rings is intertwined with songs and poems, a feature that also appears in the works of post-Tolkienian writers such as Guy Gavriel Kay. Songs are often accompanied by musician characters, who might be reminiscent of the mythological figures of Orpheus, whose music charms all living beings, or the bard Taliesin who is said to have been a companion of Bran the Blessed and to have attended the court of King Arthur. Taliesin actually appears in Charles de Lint’s Urban Fantasy novel Moonheart. And musicians (along with painters and writers) are prominently featured in the works of the Canadian author, who is himself a musician and regularly explores the many faces of artistic creation and creativity. Similarly, in Emma Bull’s novel War for the Oaks, music is a complete part of the story since the main protagonist, Eddi, is a rock singer and guitarist just like the author. Other writers imagine magical music instruments, such as the Dagda’s harp in Léa Silhol’s La Sève et le Givre, or faerie characters whose musical and singing abilities are far beyond what mere humans can produce.Continue reading
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR AN EDITED COLLECTION:
Writing HerStories: Women’s Rock Memoirs (Provisional title)
Editors: Cristina Garrigós (National University of Distance Education, UNED, Spain) and Marika Ahonen (University of Turku, Finland).
The last ten years have seen a significant rise in the number of published memoirs by female rock musicians. Patti Smith’s Just Kids (2010) came out in the same year that Kristin Hersch’s Rat Girl (2010) appeared, and others soon followed: Alice Bag’s Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage. A Chicana Punk Story (2011), Kim Gordon’s Girl in a Band (2015), Carrie Brownstein’s Hunger Made Me a Modern Girl (2016), Chrissie Hynde’s Reckless (2016), Michelle Cruz Gonzales’s The Spitboy Rule. Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band (2016), Cosey Fanni Tutti’s Art, Sex, Music (2017), and Viv Albertine’s Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys (2016). More recently, there are Debbie Harry’s Face It (2019), Liz Phair’s Horror Stories. A Memoir (2019), and Kathy Valentine’s All I Ever Wanted (2020). These examples – all from the U.S. and the U.K. – suggest that there is a growing interest in, and room for, women’s rock memoirs.Continue reading
Dear IASPM Members:
We want to encourage everyone to register as a peer reviewer of IASPM Journal on our website.
If you have already registered but have not filled in keywords for areas of interest, please do so now, as this is our only way to effectively search your research interests and expertise on our website. The more keywords the better.Continue reading
‘Connectivity and diversity in music cognition’
28-31 July 2021
Conference pages: https://sites.google.com/sheffield.ac.uk/escom2021/home
Conftool submissions page: https://www.conftool.pro/escom2021/
The theme of connectivity and diversity underlies the conceptual breadth of the conference. The conference welcomes all papers whose primary purpose is the systematic attempt to enhance our understanding of musical behaviour and (neurological, embodied, developmental) cognitive processes shaping and shaped by musical experience and activity. Papers specifically addressing the conference theme will be highlighted in the programme.
Submissions may consist of proposals for
- Spoken papers, posters, demonstrations, workshops, thematic symposia.
- Symposia are intended to include contributions from multiple hubs
Participation in the conference will be possible through attendance at one of the conference hubs or through virtual attendance. All presentations will be part of a global programme that integrates virtual and semi-virtual presentations. This will include opportunities for networking and socialising across hubs.
7 Dec 2020 Deadline for abstract submissions
February 2021 Review outcomes
1 May 2021 Early bird registration deadline and preliminary programme
June 2021 Final conference programme
28-31 July 2021 ICMPC16-ESCOM11
Submission guidelines for single poster, paper, demonstration of workshop:
- Structured abstract of max 400 words
- Empirical studies: Background, Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusion and Implications
- Non-empirical studies: Background, Aims, Main Contribution, Conclusion and Implications
- Demonstrations and workshops: Background, Aims, Main Contribution & Practical requirements.
- Indication of topic, thematic highlight, and whether part of a symposium
Submission guidelines for symposia:
- Structured abstract of max 400 words for symposium as a whole: Background, Aims, Main contribution.
- Overview of presentations including titles, authors, and selected hubs.
- Structured abstract for each contribution, following the guidelines for single submissions, submitted separately
Your proposal must further include
- The title
- The authors’ names
- Type of proposal (poster, presentation, workshop, demonstration, symposium)
- Your institutional affiliation(s)
- The email address of the lead author
- The conference hub that you will be attending
- for example – Sheffield, UK / Baku, Azerbaijan / Bogota, Colombia / Bengaluru, India / Vilnius, Lithuania / Bygoszcz, Poland / or another hub
How to submit: Please submit your proposal through the Conftool submission portal (from 1 Sept 2020):
- Click on ‘Create account and submit contribution’
- Please note that you must register as a first time user before you can submit a paper even if you have previously registered with Conftool for other conferences
If you have any queries about the conference, please contact the organisers at:
The Conference Committee
Dear IASPM members
A public award will be given by IASPM for two outstanding first books by a single author on popular music, one in English, the other in any other language, at the 2021 Daegu IASPM conference.
Nominations are invited from IASPM members of books they consider to be possible contenders for such an award. Authors nominated should preferably already be members of IASPM, or should become members of IASPM after being nominated, to be eligible. The nominations should be sent at this stage to the chairs of the Book Prize committee Felipe Trotta and Andrea Dankić (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 09 November 2020 at the latest.Continue reading
Date: February 12-14, 2021
Keynote Speaker: Maria Cizmic (University of South Florida), and others TBA
Although trauma has always shaped human lives, discussions of trauma have especially come to the fore in our current moment. From the pandemic’s impacts—including global spikes in domestic violence and adverse impacts on mental health—to the tragedies of systemic racism and police brutality, trauma dominates contemporary conversations for wide swaths of people. Today’s focus on trauma follows a decade of burgeoning attention to the socio-cultural and psychological causes and effects of trauma in popular media and academic scholarship, including music studies. This conference—”Music, Sound, and Trauma: Interdisciplinary Perspectives”— seeks to bring together scholars working in and beyond music and sound studies to address the myriad ways that music and sound historically and contemporaneously not only have helped people process trauma, but also have been implicated in violence resulting in trauma. In addition, we are especially interested in hearing from scholars working with music and sound in pedagogical contexts with a focus on trauma-informed teaching and learning.Continue reading
The Local Organizing Committee gently reminds you that call for proposals for IASPM 2021 ends in 10 days on 31 August 2020. This is the last chance to submit your proposals. There will be no further extension of deadline. The submission can be made through the IASPM 2021 website. (http://iaspm2021.org/index.php?gt=abs/abs01)
* Abstract Submission: until August 31, 2020 (Korea time GMT+8)
These are other updates on IASPM 2021
1) Thanks to the extension of original Call for Proposals, the date for Notification of Review Result has been readjusted to October 30, 2021.
2) IASPM 2021 Local Organising Committee offers online conference slots for delegates who do not wish to travel for conscientious, financial, or Covid-19-related reasons. We will send out an application form for online participation when review results are posted. You will be asked to write a 300-word statement for your decisions not to travel if you want to participate online.
3) The IASPM 2021 registration fee for regular participation has been set. Fees for online participation are to be announced.
Regular USD200 (early-bird: until 31 Mar). USD250 (standard)
Concession (Unwaged/Student/Retired) USD180
Day Rate. USD60
Conference Dinner USD 50
For more details on online participation and other updates, please visit our website (www.iaspm2021.org)
Hyunjoon Shin (Co-chair) Keewoong Lee (Co-chair)
IASPM 2021 Local Organising Committee
Special issue of Popular Music 40.4 (2021)
Prosecuting and Policing Rap
Contributions are invited to a special issue of Popular Music on the complex interface between rap music (taken in its broadest sense to include mainstream rap, gangsta rap, activist rap, drill, grime, etc.) and criminal justice systems around the world.
Rap music is an international youth-cultural powerhouse and, while its spread has been celebrated, it has also been attended by mounting criminalisation. This special issue asks researchers to explore the policing and prosecuting of rap and how this has been framed in media reporting. It also considers what might make rap susceptible to such state criminalisation and how rappers, communities, civil liberties groups, defence lawyers, and scholars have come to challenge ‘prosecuting rap’.Continue reading
As we have announced in Call for Proposals, the current climate of Covid-19 pandemic and climate change demands certain interventions in the format of international conference. We at local organising committee for IASPM 2021 are keen to employ various measures to tackle those challenges. As part of our intervention, we offer slots for online participation for those who do not wish to travel for conscientious, financial, or Covid-19-related reasons. Please submit a 300-WORD STATEMENT to apply for online participation when you register for IASPM 2021 – please note, you DO NOT need to do this when you submit your proposal. We will grant online participation slots for successful applicants. This applies to both panel and individual participation. We are working out fee structure and conference formats for online participation. We will keep you updated on this topic.
If you have any queries about online participation, please contact IASPM 2021 Secretariat at email@example.com
Hyunjoon Shin Keewoong Lee
IASPM 2021 Local Organising Committee