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IX Chilean Musicology Congress: “Music in Times of Crisis”

Posted: December 6th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The Chilean Musicology Society and the University of Santiago de Chile are calling for submissions to the IX Chilean Musicology Congress, to be held in July 12-15, 2017 at the main campus of said university.

We invite Chilean and international scholars to present unpublished work that addresses the complex relationship between music and the concept of crisis in its various connotations. This concept generally conveys negative meanings and is simply considered “a condition of instability or danger.” But a crisis can also be regarded as “a stage in a sequence of events at which the trend of all future events, especially for better or for worse, is determined; a turning point” (RHDEL).

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Ladies and Gentlemen: Miss Grace Jones

Posted: December 5th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

A symposium at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, 27-28 April 2017

Grace Jones’ contributions to multiple fields of culture over more than forty years – especially music, performance, fashion, and film – have established her as an iconic figure. To mark the 40th anniversary of her debut album, Portfolio, the University of Edinburgh is holding a two-day symposium on Jones’ diverse range of work and its enduring significance and influence.
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EUPOP 2017

Posted: December 2nd, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

University of the Arts London, July 25th – 27nd, 2017

Individual paper and panel contributions are welcomed for the sixth annual international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), to be held at the University of the Arts London (272 High Holborn), July 25th – 27nd, 2017.

EUPOP 2017 will explore European popular culture in all its various forms. This includes, but is by no means limited to, the following topics: European Film (past and present), Television, Music, Celebrity, The Body, Fashion, New Media, Popular Literature and Graphic Novels, Queer Studies, Sport, Curation, and Digital Culture. One particular strand will be devoted to fascism and popular culture.

The closing date for this call is Tuesday 28th February, 2017.

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Popular music in communist and post-communist Europe: state of research, perspectives

Posted: December 1st, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

28–29 March 2017

On 28–29 March 2017, the Department of Musicology, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic is holding an international and interdisciplinary conference dedicated to the presentation, summary and evaluation of existing research in the field of popular music in communist and post-communist Europe.

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Special issue on Music, Advertising and Transmedia Storytelling

Posted: November 29th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »
Mediterranean Journal of Communication
Special issue on Music, Advertising and Transmedia Storytelling

Editors: Eduardo Viñuela and Cande Sánchez-Olmos

Music is important for brands because it creates value and engagement, and turns consumers into fans. Music and advertising have always reproduced their relationship in different media (press, radio, Tv, internet), and their adaptation to the codes and dynamics of each medium is a challenge for the implement of innovative narratives. Nowadays, media convergence has opened new ways of transmediality that multiply the possibilities of interaction among music and advertising. Thus, brands have begun to produce music as a strategy to improve their status and to profit from the values of music. In this context of media convergence and participative culture, it is necessary to approach the new procedures, codes and transmedia storytelling that brands are developing to engage with a demanding, disperse and disloyal target.

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