IASPM XXI cfp and newsletter

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Greetings!

On behalf of the IASPM XXI 2022 Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) to be held at Daegu, South Korea on 5-9 July 2022. As you all know, IASPM 2021 originally to be held in July 2021 was postponed for 12 months. Due to this postponement, we are reopening Call for Presentations (CFP) for those who missed the chance to apply first time around and those who wish to revise or replace their original proposals.

Having been held every two years since 1981, IASPM is now one of world’s most prestigious international conferences of popular music studies. It will be a fascinating opportunity for participants to share the latest information and knowledge in the diverse areas of popular music.

For the conference, a wide range of current topics in Climates of Popular Music will be discussed in the forms of speeches, panel sessions, and poster sessions. You may refer to our e-Newsletter and Website for more information including keynote speakers, topics, the host city, and conference proceedings.

The IASPM XXI 2022 will be held in a hybrid format combining virtual and face-to-face conference sessions even when there is a dramatic improvement in the situation with regards to international travel. This is a decision based not only on the current pandemic situation but also on our concern about climate change. Details of how the conference is organized is to be announced later.

Please note that all of your proposals and papers must be submitted through our online submission page. Through this platform, we hope we provided an easy and convenient way for applicants to participate.

If your proposal was already accepted by the IASPM last year, you do not have to re-submit it. Your status as being accepted will be maintained. However, you will need to confirm your intent to maintain your presentation via online submission page.

You can also revise or replace your previous abstract accepted if you would like to. However, in this case your new or updated abstract will be considered a new submission and reviewed by the IASPM committee again.

Additionally, panel participants should consult with the panel organizer to make changes to their individual abstract for the panel. It is up to the panel organizers to confirm panel participants’ intention to continue to join the panel and to reorganize the panel if necessary.

Thank you!

IASPM XXI 2022_Key dates

  1. Call for Abstract: September 1~October 31, 2021
  2. Notification of Review Result: January 31, 2022
  3. Early-bird Registration: March 1~April 31, 2022
  4. Standard Registration: May 1~June 30, 2022

For further details, please visit the IASPM XXI 2022 official website.

IASPM XX (Canberra 2019) proceedings are online

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Dear all,

Turns and Revolutions in Popular Music. Proceedings from the XX Biennial Conference of IASPM, Canberra, Australia, 24th – 28th June 2019 e-book has now been published.

Here is the direct link: https://iipc.utu.fi/iaspm2019/

(as part of IIPC Online series here, as vol. 8: https://iipcblog.wordpress.com/publications/).

Hope you enjoy!

cfp (deadline extended): Differentiating Sound Studies: Politics of Sound and Listening, Hanyang Univ., Seoul/Hybrid, 15–16 April 2022

Differentiating Sound Studies: Politics of Sound and Listening 

  • CFP deadline extended: 7 January 2022, 23:59 (UTC+9)

  • Notification of results: 15 January 2022

  • Conference dates: 15–16 April 2022 

  • Conference website: https://mrc.hanyang.ac.kr/differentiating-sound-studies/ 

  • Venue: Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea (hybrid)

  • Keynote Speakers:

    Eric Drott (The University of Texas at Austin)

    Mack Hagood (Miami University)

In response to demands for an extension of deadline in the midst of holiday season, we have decided to extend the submission deadline for “Differentiating Sound Studies: Politics of Sound and Listening” until 7 January 2022. Those who have already submitted their abstracts may revise their submissions until the new deadline, if necessary.

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cfp: Methodological Approaches to Music and Dance

Methodological Approaches to Music and Dance:

Exploring the Field of Heavy Metal and Its Genre Boundaries

September 08 – September 09, 2022, University of Siegen

Music and dance are connected intimately and especially in popular music cultures dance plays a vital role. Even though academic attention so far has rather attended to forms such as tap dance, salsa, hip hop or various forms of electronic dance music, heavy metal is no exception in this respect: It has developed characteristic, music-related bodily practices that at times serve to designate cultural membership as, for example, the term “headbangers” indicates. At concerts, the music is accompanied by common movements like headbanging and moshing and even more unconventional forms such as conga lines or ‘folkloristic’ circle dances can be found. As this suggests, the boundaries to other music genres are not rigid but porous: Historically, for instance, moshing and stage diving entered metal culture via hardcore and (music-)stylistic crossovers can entail extensions of a genre’s dance styles. The specific forms of movement are situated within a complex, relational structure and can vary by (sub-)genre, the course of a concert, the interaction among dancers, the dancers’ evaluation of the music, or the music’s aesthetic character and materiality to name but a few aspects.

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cfp: New Perspectives in Popular Music Research: Changes and Turmoil

New Perspectives in Popular Music Research: Changes and Turmoil

Call for Papers:

New Perspectives in Popular Music Research: Changes and Turmoil

Conference: University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway, 1–2 June 2022

Recent years have resulted in extensive changes in popular music production, dissemination, reception, and perception. New technological developments within music production and performance have created new creative possibilities for artists and bands as they make music and engage with the global music market. Many of these changes have been greatly accelerated by, if not the direct result of, the Covid 19 pandemic that has fundamentally disturbed the relationships between artists, fans, modes of performance, and music distribution. More than ever before, it has become critical to examine digitization, virtuality, creativity, and the music business as a whole in the context of such tumultuous changes. 

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Call for Articles: Journal of Global,Pop Cultures

We are pleased to announce the first “Call for Papers” (https://www.journalofglobalpopcultures.com/submissions) for the 1st edition of our upcoming “Journal of Global Pop Cultures”, an initiative of Shared Campus and of its the theme group “Pop Cultures” in particular (https://shared-campus.com/themes#pop-cultures). 

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REMINDER – Call for Chapters – Progressive Rock, Metal and the Literary Imagination (extended deadline)

Progressive Rock, Metal, and the Literary Imagination

Chris Anderton and Lori Burns, editors

Progressive Rock, Metal, and the Literary Imagination will present analyses of progressive rock and metal music that reveals a striking engagement with literary texts and themes – from classic literature, mythology and poetry to science fiction, horror, and other genres. While many of the extant publications on progressive rock and metal have focused on the history of progressive rock, few have examined the ways that it intersects with the literary imagination, whether drawing on myths, legends, and stories as source material, or using storytelling modes to create new stories and worlds. Progressive rock musicians have often created concept albums based around these source materials and worlds, and they offer more than simply fantasy and escapism, with narratives and themes that comment on the social, cultural, and political milieux in which they are made.

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cfp: Differentiating Sound Studies: Politics of Sound and Listening, Hanyang Univ., Seoul/Hybrid, 15–16 April 2022

Differentiating Sound Studies: Politics of Sound and Listening 

  • CFP deadline: 31 December 2021, 23:59 (UTC+9)

  • Notification of results: 15 January 2022

  • Conference dates: 15–16 April 2022 

  • Conference website: https://mrc.hanyang.ac.kr/differentiating-sound-studies/ 

  • Venue: Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea (hybrid)

  • Keynote Speakers:

    Eric Drott (The University of Texas at Austin)

    Mack Hagood (Miami University)
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SEM Journal of Audiovisual Ethnomusicology – Call for Submissions

The Journal of Audiovisual Ethnomusicology (JAVEM) is a newly established, bi-annual, peer-reviewed streaming journal of ethnomusicological film and video sponsored by the Society for Ethnomusicology.

JAVEM aims to advance the use of video/film as a method for exploring music and its entanglements, and as a medium for presenting those explorations.

We invite the submission to JAVEM of original audiovisual contributions.

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Assistant Professor in Music and Culture

The following job posting at Carleton University in Ottawa might be of interest to IASPM members. Sorry for any cross-posting…

About the Position

Field of Specialization: Music and Culture

Academic Unit:  School for Studies in Art & Culture: Music

Category of Appointment: Preliminary

Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor

Start Date: 1 July 2022

Closing Date: 15 January 2022, or until the position is filled

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IASPM Canada/Working in Music 2022 conference: extended deadline

The abstract submission deadline for the joint IASPM Canada and Working in Music 2022 conference has been extended until 1 December 2021.

We welcome topics within the conference theme of “Starting Over? Popular Music and Working in Music in a Post-Pandemic World,” or any aspect of popular music studies, broadly defined.

The conference will take place in London, Ontario, Canada, from May 22 to 25, 2022.

Further information and submission link available on the IASPM Canada website: https://www.iaspm.ca/2022conference