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Third International Conference of The Progect Network for the study of progressive rock

Posted: September 18th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Following two fruitful, well-attended and very enjoyable conferences in Dijon (2014) and Edinburgh (2016), the third international Progect conference will be held on the 23rd, 24th and 25th May 2018 in Lund, Sweden. The conference is an opportunity to cover different aspects of progressive rock and promote awareness of current research around the world.

For the third Progect conference, we encourage an open perspective on what progressive rock was/is, and researchers can therefore present papers within any field, but interdisciplinary approaches to progressive rock are most welcome.

Topics for papers could include (but are not limited to):

  • Musicology: record production, sampling, technology, improvisation, ways of listening, music theories, ethnomusicology, history of progressive rock styles, instrumentation
  • Sociology: consumption, types of audiences, gender, age, sexuality, identity, industry, ideology, subcultures, places, events, scenes, stardom
  • Media studies: journalists and journalism, critics, textual analysis, literature, cinema and other arts, promoters, entrepreneurs, music awards, magazines, online archives, blogs, forums and other fan sites.

We especially welcome papers that explore the ways in which these fields interact, complement or contradict each other.

Speakers and guest personalities

We are happy to announce that Lars Lilliestam (University of Gothenburg), has accepted our invitation as keynote speaker. We also hope to see and hear musicians, producers and other participants from the music industry.

Proposals and deadlines

Please send paper proposals of up to 300 words, for 20-minute papers, together with a short biography (50 words) of the author. Workshops, panel discussions and poster proposals are also welcome, in which case a brief description of the project would be requested, including the number of people involved, the subject and any relevant information.

Proposals and enquiries must be sent to [email protected] by 20 October 2017. The conference committee will transmit their response via email during the week beginning with Monday, November 20, 2017.

The conference organising committee is comprised of Philippe Gonin, Sarah Hill, Thomas Olsson and Sergio Pisfil.

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