The Afterlife of the Film Song‏

Call for papers
The Afterlife of the Film Song: A One-Day Symposium
The Victoria Rooms, Bristol
8 December 2012

University of the West of England, Bristol
University of Bristol

In association with The Soundtrack and Intellect Books

Abstracts are invited for twenty-minute papers to be given as part of a one-day symposium on the afterlife of film songs. Possible topics include:

· film songs that have been re-used in later films, evoking the memory of the original, superimposing new layers of meaning, and/or introducing meanings that conflict with the song’s original associations
· the licensing of film songs for use in conjunction with other screen media, e.g. computer games, television programmes and adverts
· user-generated re-contextualisations of film songs, e.g. on YouTube
· cover versions of film songs
· film songs and karaoke
· film-song spoofs
· film songs and nostalgia
· film songs and the ‘star text’
· film songs in literature and music journalism
· adaptations of film musicals for the stage

Papers given at the symposium will be considered for publication in a special issue of The Soundtrack, a multidisciplinary journal that brings together research in the area of music and sound in relation to film and other moving-image media.

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words, plus a brief author-profile and contact details to

Deadline: 30 June 2012

If you have a query about the symposium, contact Estella Tincknell, Associate Professor in Film and Culture,