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Sixth International Performance Studies Conference

Posted: June 1st, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

University of Huddersfield, 2-5 July, 2020.

Proposals are invited for papers, lecture-recitals, research reports and themed sessions for the Sixth International Performance Studies Conference.

The conference will cover a wide range of musics, approaches, methodologies and practices pertaining to Performance Studies. We welcome presentations that reflect this diversity, including early music, contemporary music, music located across oral and literate traditions, acoustic, electronic and multimedia performance, and more.

In particular, we encourage proposals that reflect the following topics:

  • Performance and organology
  • 18th– and 19th-century performance practices
  • Twenty-first-century performance, including working with electronics, experimental practices, and improvisation
  • Popular music performance
  • Performance and technology
  • Performance and archives
  • Revisiting Historically-Informed Performance
  • Performance and gender
  • Historical and contemporary notation practices and performance
  • Methodologies for practice-based research, including auto-ethnographic and phenomenological approaches

However, proposals which fall outside of these categories will still be considered.

Proposals should conform to one of the following types:

a. Individual paper (30 minutes + 10 minutes discussion)
b. Group paper (30 minutes + 10 minutes discussion)
c. Lecture-recital (30 minutes + 10 minutes discussion)*
d. Research report (15 minutes)**
e. Themed session, with named participants (1 hour + 15 minutes discussion)
f. Poster presentation (between 1 and 3 sides of A1 paper)***

All proposals should contain the following detail:

  1. Names and e-mail addresses of all participants
  2. Title of presentation
  3. Keywords for presentation (between 3 and 5)
  4. A single document, uploaded as a pdf document, containing:

i. Type of presentation (a – f as above)

ii. Abstract for presentation (300 words, or 500 words for themed sessions), including research aims/questions, methodology, and summary of findings/conclusions.

iii. Technical requirements (assume standard AV facilities and wifi available), such as instruments, electronics, other equipment, unusual space requirements.

Please do NOT include your name in the document. All proposals will be assessed anonymously.

The deadline for all submissions is 1st October 2019.

All proposals must be submitted via EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=psn2020

* Lecture-recitals should aim to include performance for no more than half of the allocated time.

** Research reports will be grouped together in a single session followed by opportunity for discussion at the end of the session, directed by the chair.

*** Poster presentations are a great way of presenting research for people to view during the conference at designated times, and should make use of the opportunities such a presentation affords, such as diagrams and images.

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