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[email protected]: Special Issue on Popular Music Journalism

Posted: September 18th, 2012 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Music journalism forms part of ongoing debate amongst IASPM members, in terms of music criticism, industry interests and identity politics.

[email protected], the Journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, wishes to provide a platform for these debates with a special issue on popular music journalism for publication at the end of 2013.

Drawing on the extensive local and global expertise of our cross-cultural membership, we invite papers that can offer comparative insights into the relationship of music journalism to specific music genres, different media formats and critical approaches.

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Cultural Translation in Popular Music

Posted: September 17th, 2012 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 12-13 April 2013
Part of LIVE! Festival in Preston

Popular music is known for its hybrid and transcultural character. It feeds on earlier styles, cultural artefacts and different art forms and travels from country to country. At the same time, it also affects other art forms, such as cinema and advertising. The proposed conference seeks to discuss the role of cultural translation in the production, dissemination and reception of popular music, in both a historical and theoretical context. Topics proposed can include but not be limited to the following:

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Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives

Posted: September 10th, 2012 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford, United Kingdom
1-3 August 2013

Congregational music-making has long been a vital and vibrant practice within Christian communities worldwide. Congregational music reflects, informs, and articulates local convictions and concerns as well as global flows of ideas and products. Congregational song can unify communities of faith across geographical and cultural boundaries, while simultaneously serving as a contested practice used to inscribe, challenge, and negotiate identities. Many twenty-first century congregational song repertories are transnational genres that cross boundaries of region, nation, and denomination. The various meanings, uses, and influence of these congregational song repertoires cannot be understood without an exploration of these musics’ local roots and global routes.

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International Reggae: Traditional and Emerging Expressions in Popular Music

Posted: September 5th, 2012 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica
February 14-16, 2013

The Institute of Caribbean Studies and the Reggae Studies Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona announce the third International Reggae Conference (formerly Global Reggae Conference) under the theme “Traditional and Emerging Expressions in Popular Music”.

The conference and associated events will consolidate and disseminate knowledge on Jamaican music culture and associated music forms. This conference will also reflect on Jamaica’s attainment of 50 years and beyond and celebrate the 68th anniversary of the birth of Jamaica’s premier cultural ambassador, the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley, with the hosting of the Annual Bob Marley Lecture, in affiliation with the Bob Marley Foundation. In addition, IRC2013 will highlight the international spread of Reggae music and culture in affiliation with Europe’s acclaimed Rototom Sunsplash festival as it celebrates 20 years of showcasing Reggae Lifestyle and Culture.

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