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: 

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

  • Keynote Speakers:

    Eric Drott (The University of Texas at Austin)

    Mack Hagood (Miami University)

Following the success of “Rethinking Sound 2018,” Music Research Center at Hanyang University is pleased to announce its second international conference “Differentiating Sound Studies: Politics of Sound and Listening,” to be held on 15– 16 April 2022 in Seoul, Korea. In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the conference will be hosted in a hybrid format.

We invite proposals on any topics in the area of sound studies. We are particularly interested in themes relating to various ways in which sound makes differences in society and culture. How do class/stratum, gender/sexuality, and generational/regional differences manifest themselves via sound? What do they sound like? In relation to these questions, we also interrogate how techniques of listening are mediated by technology today, and what that relationship brings to the world.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Sound and society/culture

  • Sound and class/stratum

  • Sound and gender/sexuality

  • Sound and generational/regional differences

  • Sound and technology

  • Any topics related to sound studies

We welcome proposals from scholars and practitioners as well as early-career researchers and graduate students working in all musicological disciplines.

Categories of Presentation:

  1. Free Paper: Each paper is given 20 minutes for presentation, followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

  2. Panel Presentation: Each panel presentation will be a 90/120-minute session with three to five papers, including time for discussion.

The maximum length of abstracts is 250 words for each individual abstract and panel description.

All abstracts are subject to blind review. Abstracts must be written in English and submitted via the online submission system at The system will remain open until 31 December 2021, 23:59 (UTC+9).

For any enquiries, please contact us at