Feminist Theory and Music : New Voices in the New Millennium
31 juillet-4 août 2012, Hamilton College.Deadline 1 March 2013
The twelfth meeting of the biennial conference Feminist Theory and Music takes place at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, July 31-August 4. The program includes scholarly papers, lecture-recitals, and evening concert performances.
The conference, themed New Voices in the New Millennium, includes panels addressing gender and the music of diverse communities, such as the role of women in contemporary gospel and feminism and expressions of funk.
We welcome paper proposals from any disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective addressing music in relation to feminism, gender, or sexuality. Organizers especially encourage proposals related to African American, Latin American, and Native American music. Proposals related to any area of music and gender, such as ethnographic research; the body of the Other; music and prisons; poetry/spoken word, and immigration, transnationalism and musical diasporas, and current social issues are encouraged. Proposals for panels of three or four papers are also welcome.
Please submit an abstract of maximum 250 words for 20-minute scholarly papers. Proposals for panels should include the panel's theme and individual 250-word abstracts of each paper. Please specify any audio-visual equipment requests.
We also invite musical performances and lecture-recitals proposals. Lecture-recitals should be no more than 35 minutes. Proposals should take the form of an abstract maximum 250 words. Please specify any equipment requests, lecture- recital length, and identify works you will perform.
Performances may be of varying lengths. Proposals should include:
1) an abstract, maximum 250 words;
2) equipment requests;
3) length of the work or program;
4) brief biographies for performers;
5) name(s) of work(s) to be performed;
6) if possible, email or links to mp3 samples of works.
E-mail abstracts and proposals to Gayle Murchison, FemTheoryMus at wm.edu with “FTM2013 Proposal” in the subject line. Proposals are due March 1, 2013. Please direct questions about the conference program to Gayle Murchison, FemTheoryMus at wm.edu.