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If You Could Read Our Minds: Essays on Gordon Lightfoot

Posted: August 24th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Edited by Melissa Avdeeff (Coventry University) and Scott Henderson (Trent University Durham GTA)

Proposals are sought for an interdisciplinary, edited collection focused on the work and career of Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot.

Lightfoot’s career spans more than six decades, beginning with his emergence in the folk rock scene in Toronto’s Yorkville in the 1960s through to continued touring in the present decade. Lightfoot’s success has bridged a number of genres, including folk, pop, country, rock and a range of crossovers. A string of Top 40 hits in the 1970s cemented Lightfoot’s international reputation, both as a singer and songwriter. In addition to his own recordings, Lightfoot’s songs have also been recorded and performed by an amazing array of diverse artists., across a vast range of musical genres.

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Media Industries 2020: Global Currents and Contradictions

Posted: August 19th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

16-18 April 2020   King’s College London


Second international Media Industries conference, hosted by the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London

Following the success of Media Industries: Current Debates and Future Directions (2018) we are pleased to announce the next Media Industries conference will take place in April 2020.

Media Industries 2020 (MI2020) maintains an open intellectual agenda, inviting papers, panels or workshops exploring the full breadth of media industries, in contemporary and historical contexts, and from all traditions of media industries scholarship. MI2020 will therefore provide a meeting ground for all forms of media industries research. Read the rest of this entry »

Gender and Creativity in Music Worlds

Posted: August 15th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

MusicaFemina International Symposium, Budapest
8-9 January 2020

As part of its Hungarian event series, MusicaFemina International is organizing a symposium and workshop in Budapest on 8-9 January 2020. The initiative, involving Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and Germany, is primarily aimed at creating the conditions for more balanced relations of gender in the various spheres and institutions of music production.

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Sonic Memory one-day conference

Posted: August 15th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Sonic Memory is a one-day IMR conference, Thurs Sept 5th, at the University of Liverpool, with presentations by Prof. Ros Jennings and Prof. Helmi Järviluoma-Mäkelä. The day will call upon researchers from all areas of music studies to share methodological approaches to and understandings of music, listening and memory, including those from sonic studies, music psychology, music ethnography, music therapy, popular music studies, and sociology. In doing so, the symposium has the following three aims:

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The Songwriting Studies Journal

Posted: August 13th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Songwriting Studies Journal, an initiative that emerges from the AHRC-funded Songwriting Studies Research Network based at Birmingham City University and the University of Liverpool. Since launching our series of national research events we’ve become increasingly aware of the diversity of scholarly work that intersects with songwriting. The network now seeks contributions from scholars for an inaugural issue of the journal that will help define the emerging interdisciplinary field of songwriting studies.

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