CfP: Peaks and Valleys (Knoxville)

Society for Ethnomusicology, Southeast and Caribbean Chapter (SEMSEC) 2015 Annual Meeting:
„Peaks and Valleys“
March 13–14, 2015 – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Deadline: 5:00 p.m. EST, December 15, 2014
Website: web.utk.edu/~musicol/index.html
Keynote: Jonathan Ritter: “Deep Rivers, Vigilant Mountains: Sonic Geographies of War in the Andes”

The Program Committee welcomes proposals from scholars working in a wide range of fields including musicology, music education, music theory, dance, art history, political science, anthropology, sociology, area studies, media studies, folklore, performance studies, and popular culture. Proposals from graduate and undergraduate students are particularly encouraged. We welcome proposals on any and all music-related topics.

We especially encourage proposals linked to the general theme “Peaks and Valleys,” which both evokes a regional atmosphere that includes research topics that focus on Appalachia as well as other „mountain“-based projects. Additionally, we wish to encourage creative interpretations on the discourses and methodologies of sound studies and technologies.

Presentation formats:

  • Individual scholarly papers (20-minute presentation, 10-minute discussion)
  • Organized panels (3 or 4 papers or 3 papers and a discussant)
  • Forum/roundtable-format discussions (90 minutes, 4-6 panelists)
  • Other creative presentations and workshops involving performance, scholarship, and discussion.

Each member of an organized panel must submit an individual paper proposal (abstract of 250 words or less) and the panel chair/organizer must submit a panel abstract (panel abstract must not exceed 150 words). Organizers of forum/roundtables should submit an abstract of 150 words or less detailing the central theme, purpose, and scope of the forum, with a preliminary list of participants.

Abstracts should clearly indicate a central argument, research methodology, and conclusions. Include title, centered at the top of the page and, at the bottom right, author’s name, institutional affiliation or place of residence.

Please include the following with all proposals:

  • Name
  • Presentation title
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Mailing address
  • Email address
  • Phone number

E-mail all proposals by 5:00 p.m. EST on December 15 to:
Dr. Elizabeth Clendinning, Program Chair (clendiea at wfu.edu)

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