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Creativity, Circulation and Copyright: Sonic and Visual Media in the Digital Age

Posted: September 7th, 2013 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

28-29 March 2014

Over the past two decades, digital technologies have fundamentally altered the ways that musical and audiovisual media are created, circulated and received. As musical and audiovisual content has been made available in multiple formats through a variety of media platforms, there has been a multifaceted convergence of visual and sonic media, of production and consumption, and of corporate and grassroots artistic endeavours. Creators, promoters and audiences have responded in a variety of ways to the new challenges and opportunities. And, at the same times as media industries’ adaptive strategies are shifting users’ expectations and experience of audio-visual content, participatory use is constantly stretching and testing the legal frameworks of copyright law.

The Conference ‘Creativity, Circulation and Copyright’ aims to further interdisciplinary discussion of the relationship between the aesthetics, ethics and legal implications of new digital technologies through exploring several themes relating to the ways musical and audiovisual media are created, received and interpreted in the digital age.

We welcome paper proposals from scholars across disciplines, particularly in relation to the following themes:

  • Aesthetics and creativity in the digital age
  • Shifting modes of reception and experience of digital audiovisual media
  • Digital formats and changing copyright regimes
  • Self-fashioning and community-building through digital media

(Further information on each of these topics can be found on the conference website: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/2481).

Proposals must be received by 1 November 2013.

To submit a proposal for an individual paper, please send a document with your name, affiliation, paper title, and a proposal of no more than 250 words to [email protected].

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 15 December 2013, and conference registration will begin on 15 January 2014. For all programme-related queries, please contact: [email protected].


Nicholas Cook, University of Cambridge
Peter Webb, University of Cambridge
David Trippett, University of Bristol
Monique Ingalls, University of Cambridge

Invited speakers:

Martin Scherzinger, New York University
John Richardson, University of Turku
Kiri Miller, Brown University
Anahid Kassabian, University of Liverpool
Lionel Bently, University of Cambridge
Ananay Aguilar, University of Cambridge

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