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.
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)
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.
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
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
The Department of Musicology at the University of Oslo invites applications for 3 PhD fellowships in musicology in relation to societal challenges and crises. The deadline is 9 January 2022. The positions are open with regard to time period, geographic area, and musical genre or tradition—which certainly includes popular music topics. Further info can be found here: https://www.hf.uio.no/imv/english/about/vacancies/.
Doctoral fellowships in Norway are full-time salaried positions with social benefits. Questions about the positions can be directed to the contacts listed in the job ad, or relevant academic staff.
The London College of Music, UWL welcomes applicants for our full-time Vice Chancellor’s PhD scholarships, which are open to all UK students (including EU students with settled status) who qualify and include:
- Waiver of UK PhD tuition fees
- Payment of a tax-free stipend of £15,000 per annum.
PhD scholars carry out teaching duties for a maximum of six hours per week. Scholarships are for three years (subject to satisfactory performance and academic progress).
You can apply for one of our Vice-Chancellor’s PhD scholarships as part of your PhD application – please state on the application form that you would like to apply for the Vice-Chancellors Scholarship. Deadline 6th December 2021
The School of Music, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks an exceptional and versatile scholar of music theory for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor rank beginning fall 2022.
Challenge and Change in Popular Music
The 2022 IASPM-UK/Ireland Branch Conference
Liverpool, August 31st – September 2nd
As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social and economic crises, proposals are invited for papers that respond to contemporary global challenges and changes. Whether informed by the experiences of individuals, cities, nations or global communities, papers might respond to:
· Global Pandemics –their consequences for musical cultures and identities, and creative responses from popular music and the music industries.
· Changing Technologies – the opportunities and challenges they present for novelty, innovation and revival in popular music, and for new ways of engaging with music archives and heritage.
· Environmental Changes –sustainability and the music industries, environmental concerns in popular music, and musical expressions of crisis and resilience. Responses to changes in the local environments for popular music, including policy responses such as Music Cities and Agent of Change.
- Social Inequalities – musical reactions to political oppression and displacement, and to social and political movements such as Black Lives Matter and #Me Too.
· Structural Changes to the Music Industries – the challenges and opportunities they present for the global music industries, from Bollywood to K-Pop and Western classical music industries. Changing and emerging models for the ownership and sale of music rights, and debates about equitable remuneration for writers and artists.
· Structural Changes in Higher Education – their impact on popular music and on debates in popular music studies concerning disciplinarity, employability, canonisation, equality and diversity.
Proposals responding to other contemporary global challenges and opportunities are also welcome.
Special Issue: ‘Exploring Audio and Music Technology in Education: Pedagogical, Research and Sociocultural Perspectives’
Full paper submission deadline: 1 April 2022
The past decade has seen increased interest in the pedagogical facets of audio engineering, sound design, music technology and related fields. Much of this rising interest in the teaching and learning aspects of sound corresponds to a growing number of institutions offering training options for people interested in the technical, creative, scientific and cultural aspects of audio. However, while the options for learning about such topics have expanded, there remains a dearth of scholarship on the theoretical, sociocultural and interdisciplinary aspects of audio and its connection to teaching and learning in a broad array of institutions. Also, little scholarship has emphasized a professional development model for the educational aspects of audio, particularly for those working with the next generation of practitioners in all educational contexts. What impact do audio and music corporations have on facilities and curricular decision-making? For this Special Issue of the Journal of Music, Technology & Education, the guest editors seek contributions addressing one or more of the topics below: