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Bey Day: A One Day Conference on Beyoncé

Posted: May 7th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | 2 Comments »

30th of June, 2016 – Cardiff University School of Music

Beyoncé has become one of the most iconic performers of the twenty-first century; she has always been at the cutting edge of music, fashion and audio-visual media, often asserting her personal politics along the way. Beyoncé has provided us with a plethora of cultural landmark moments from the Single-Ladies dance, to her Glastonbury headline set to her performance of ‘I Was Here’ in front of the United Nations. It is for these amongst many more reasons we celebrate the work of Mrs Carter at this unique conference on the day her Formation tour comes to Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.

The conference committee welcomes and encourages proposals for papers and other research-led contributions from postgraduate researchers on the following (but not exclusive) themes:

• The music of Beyoncé
• The films/videos of Beyoncé
• The aesthetics of Beyoncé
• The politics of Beyoncé
• Beyoncé and Feminism
• Beyoncé as celebrity
• Beyoncé as performer
• Media coverage of Beyoncé
• Beyoncé fandom
• The legacy of Beyoncé

In addition, the conference committee welcomes proposals not directly related to the conference theme.

We invite abstracts of no more than 300 words sent to [email protected]

By Friday the 27th of May 2016
Please specify the format of your proposed contribution:

– Research paper (20 minutes)
– Composition Performance (10 Minutes)
– Poster presentation

The programme will feature a keynote address by Dr Áine Mangaoang (University College Cork), who will be presenting a paper entitled: Beyoncé, YouTube, and the Art of Signed Songs, analysing hearing impaired fandom around the singer.

For any questions or enquiries please contact: [email protected]

2 Comments on “Bey Day: A One Day Conference on Beyoncé”

  1. 1 Lisa Colton said at 8:04 pm on May 9th, 2016:

    I’d have loved to be involved and offer something, but this is a “Crazy Right Now” lead in time and I can’t design and write something, and plan around other commitments, in time. Are you sure this should read 2016? Will there be online attendance possible?

  2. 2 Sam Murray said at 12:56 pm on May 10th, 2016:

    Yes this incredibly last minute due to funding pots being available not ideal I know

  3. 3 Stephen Graham said at 8:47 pm on May 17th, 2016:

    Is this a postgrad conference? Not that that would put me off, just wondering!

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