The Victoria Rooms, Bristol
December 8th 2012
University of the West of England, 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 [email protected]. Deadline: June 30th 2012.
If you have a query about the symposium, contact Estella Tincknell, Associate Professor in Film and Culture, [email protected].