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 (email@example.com) by 09 November 2020 at the latest.
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.
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
here’s the link to the (for now) open-access special issue: https://online.ucpress.edu/jpms/issue/32/2
Uncharted Country: New Voices and Perspectives in Country Music Studies (TOC below)
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’.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hyunjoon Shin Keewoong Lee
IASPM 2021 Local Organising Committee
Journal of Sound, Silence, Image and Technology (JoSSIT)
Monograph: Music, Sound and Silence in Videogames
Issue editor: Lidia López Gómez
Number: 3 (December 2020)
Deadline for full articles: 1st October 2020
Issue date: 22nd December 2020
The scientific publication the Journal of Sound, Silence, Image and Technology (JoSSIT) grew out of the research group of the same name (SSIT), which is linked to the TecnoCampus university centres, affiliated with Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). The journal seeks to bring together academic debate and scientific research on the relationship between sound as a broad concept and an audiovisual context.
How is Covid-19 changing musical instrument practice? At the University of Sussex we are running a survey exploring this question and we would be delighted if you would consider filling it out. We interpret the word ‘instrument’ broadly and take it to include the voice and music software, for example.
We are interested in everyone’s reply, no matter what background, education, practice, genre or style. Amateurs and new musicians are especially welcome, so please feel free to share with your friends, family and networks.
Filling out the survey will take between 15-30 minutes of your time, and it hopefully invites you to reflect upon the meaning of music in your life:
Thor Magnusson and Mimi Haddon
University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
The U2 Conference
Heartland: U2’s Looking For American Soul
An International Virtual U2 Conference For Scholars And Fans
October 18 – 24, 2020
U2 has journeyed – at times uneasily – through an America of pulsating metropolis, rugged heartland and shining sea. It long ago fell under the spell of America, but for just as long has felt it still hasn’t found America.
When U2 talks about America, it often describes it in terms of an idea, a dream or an experiment rather than a physical reality. Bono sings in “American Soul” (ft. Kendrick Lamar) on Songs of Experience: “It’s not a place / This country is to me a sound / Of drum and bass. … It’s not a place / This country is to me a thought / That offers grace / For every welcome that is sought.”
Heavy Metal Music and Dis/Ability seeks authors to join this edited volume of essays.
While many metal scholars have discussed people with disabilities and their lives in/with heavy metal music informally, or as part of panel discussions, little is in publication about music and people with disabilities, let alone metalheads and disability. Studies on disability and popular music exist, but do not include the very corporeal genre that is heavy metal music.
For this collection, the editor seeks authors who engage deeply and uniquely with questions of ability, heavy metal music, and the body. In addition, this collection seeks to bridge the gap between heavy metal scholars and heavy metal practitioners, so essays, photo essays, and op-ed pieces from performers, crew members, venue staff, and so on are welcome.