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The Broken Mirror: Christine and the Queens and Global Frenchness

Posted: November 17th, 2021 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

International Conference, Winthrop-King Institute, Florida State University
20-21 October 2022

Co-organizers: Martin Munro (Florida State), Denis Provencher (University of Arizona), Barbara Lebrun (University of Manchester), Chris Tinker (Heriot-Watt University)

Contemporary French Civilization published by Liverpool University Press is pleased to co-sponsor this event. The Department of French and Italian and the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona are also proud co-sponsors of this event.

The co-organizers plan to edit a future special issue of Contemporary French Civilization on the conference theme and hence are looking for a variety of topics for this project.

Born in Nantes in 1988, Héloïse Adélaïde Letissier, known as Christine and the Queens or simply Chris is a star for our times: singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, and choreographer, she flits between roles, just as she does between identities, names, genders, genres, places, and languages. Describing her identity as a “broken mirror,” she exists in fragments, splinters, shards, broken parts that yet constitute a distinctive whole.

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Youth and Music in the City

Posted: November 11th, 2021 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

24th November 2021

The final webinar in our Youth and the City webinar series takes places on Wednesday, 24th November from 12 noon – 1pm (UK time). This webinar will focus on young people’s relationship with music and the city.

To register for this event and receive a Zoom link for the webinar, visit our Eventbrite page. 

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The 7th Rhythm Changes Conference: Jazz Then & Now

Posted: November 10th, 2021 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The 7th Rhythm Changes Conference, Jazz Then & Now, will take place at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 25 to 28 August 2022. This conference marks the 12th anniversary of the Rhythm Changes project.

Lucas Dols, double bassist and founder Sounds of Change Foundation: Opening lecture
Rhythm Changes Then & Now: Plenary panel on twelve years of the project
Prof. Charles Hersch, Cleveland State University: Closing address

We invite submissions for Jazz Then & Now, a four-day multidisciplinary conference bringing together leading researchers across the arts and humanities and others interested in jazz studies. The event will feature academic papers, panels, and roundtables.

Jazz is an urgent music that responds to or addresses contemporary crises. Its history is inseparable from struggles over civil rights, racial and gender identities, cultural politics, social hierarchies, artistic significance, and new technologies. The music has defined itself through debates around inclusion and exclusion, exemplified by iconic phrases such as ‘This Is Our Music’ (Ornette Coleman) or ‘What Jazz Is – and Isn’t’ (Wynton Marsalis). The sounds of jazz have often been heard as strident, edgy, unexpected, demandingly presentist – as urgent. Or is jazz perhaps more about its ‘then’ than its ‘now’ once we move outside circles of scholars, musicians, and fans? Jazz Then & Now seeks to critically explore how this sense (or absence?) of urgency plays out in jazz and how it contributes to our most compelling contemporary debates.

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Internet Musicking: Popular Music and Online Cultures

Posted: November 10th, 2021 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

A free academic conference sharing new research into cultural practices of music taking place online
21–22 May 2022

Department of Music, University College Cork (Ireland) & Online

Over the last few years, music researchers have paid increased attention to the internet and its effects on cultural life. For example, edited collections on digital culture, virtuality, and social media have emerged alongside landmark research projects that seek to understand how the internet shapes the cultural production of music. Meanwhile, interdisciplinary inquiry has addressed internet-based cultural practices of popular music, critically examining the tension between creative platform uses and the political economy of an increasingly privatised internet.

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Challenge and Change in Popular Music

Posted: November 8th, 2021 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

The 2022 IASPM-UK/Ireland Branch Conference
Liverpool, August 31st – September 2nd


Conference Themes

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social and economic crises, proposals are invited for papers that respond to contemporary global challenges and changes. Whether informed by the experiences of individuals, cities, nations or global communities, papers might respond to:

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