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Posted: December 15th, 2021 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

4th Symposium of the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group

22nd – 24th April 2022
mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Hybrid Event

Call for Papers, Panels and Performances

Following a pause in our in-person events, the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group is excited to announce its 4th symposium, to be held (as a hybrid event) from 22nd to 24th April at mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. This event will be a chance for us to take stock of the drastic changes in the world since our last symposium. We may also want to use this opportunity to cautiously imagine new futures, while addressing the rise in transphobia, biphobia and homophobia. At the very least, we hope that this event can enable new forms of reciprocity and solidarity, performing radical care for our communities as we adapt to the COVID-19 crisis. We hereby invite proposals for individual 20-minute presentations, lecture-recitals, shorter provocations, organised 60-minute panels and roundtable discussions, which investigate any aspect of LGBTQ+ music and music studies, including ethnomusicology, historical musicology, popular music studies, music sociology, performance studies, theory and analysis, music pedagogy etc.. Perhaps you would like to attend to the themes below:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on queer music making and queer theory
  • Queer mentoring in music
  • Decolonising research methodologies
  • Community engagement and applied research
  • Queer pedagogies
  • Care work and exhaustion in academia
  • Mental health in the music industries and academia
  • Music and HIV/AIDS
  • New intersections of power and discrimination in the COVID-19 era

Please submit an abstract (250 words for individual presentations, lecture-recitals and provocations; up to 500 words for panels and roundtables) and a short bio (50 words per presenter) to [email protected] by 7th January 2022. Non-presenting participants are also welcome. There will be a registration fee for all participants to cover costs.

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