cfp: Progressive Rock and Metal

Deadline 15 September 2019

Progressive Rock and Metal: Towards a Contemporary Understanding 
The 4th Biennial International Conference of the Progect Network for the Study of Progressive Rock

Hosted by Lori Burns at the University of Ottawa, May 20-22, 2020 (Ottawa, Canada)

Progressive Rock and Metal: Towards a Contemporary Understanding aims to explore the past and present contexts of the genres of progressive rock and metal. The Progect Network has met in France (2014), in Scotland (2016), and in Sweden (2018). The 2020 meeting will mark the first North American hosting of this conference and will thus expand participation and open the scholarly dialogue in exciting ways. This conference will bring together scholars who have addressed the musical structures and expression of 1970s progressive rock, as well as scholars working on the more contemporary manifestations of the progressive. We encourage submissions from scholars from a range of disciplinary orientations.

The complete CFP can be accessed at Interested scholars can follow the Progect 2020 Facebook page at

Submission Procedure: 
Scholars are invited to submit proposals for 20-minute presentations in French or English to progectconference2020 -at- by 15 September 2019. 

Please attach two files to the email submission, both in Word file format (.docx):
1) a proposal comprising only the paper title and abstract (300 words; 350 if submitted in French). (This file should not include any identifying information.) 
2) a short document providing the following information: author name, institutional affiliation, a short bio (100 words; 120 words if submitted in French), paper title, keywords, and any audio-visual equipment needs. 

Program Committee:
Ryan Blakeley (Eastman School of Music, Rochester, U.S.)
Marion Brachet (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, France)
Lori Burns (University of Ottawa, Canada)
John Covach (Eastman School of Music, Rochester, U.S.)
Kevin Holm-Hudson (University of Kentucky, U.S.)
Thomas Olsson (Lund University, Sweden)