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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:

  • Music videos
  • Rockumentary
  • Cover versions of popular songs
  • Tribute bands
  • International career of pop singers
  • The use of classical music in pop song
  • Cross-cultural performance
  • Fashion and costume associated with music
  • Popular music in advertising

We particularly encourage submissions from those interested in European music.

Part of the conference will be dedicated to the Austrian singer and rapper Falco (1957-1998), one of the most transnational and transcultural musicians in the world.

Deadline for abstracts 15/12/2012

Please send abstracts of 200 words to Ewa Mazierska [email protected] or Georgina Gregory [email protected].



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