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[ecrea] CFP - The Mainstream and its Discontents

Wed Apr 02 08:54:28 GMT 2008

>*** Apologies for cross-posting***
>The Mainstream and its Discontents
>28-30 November 2008
>Annual Conference of IASPM-ANZ
>International Association for the Study of Popular Music
>Australia-New Zealand branch
>Presented by the Centre for Public Culture and Ideas (CPCI)
>Griffith University
>Brisbane, Australia
>Whilst â¬Scutting edge⬝ and â¬Salternative⬝ 
>music has played a central role
>in popular music studies, these terms depend upon being juxtaposed with
>a real or imagined â¬Smiddle⬝ or â¬Smainstream.⬝ The mainstream has often
>played the negative role in this relationship, against which the
>positive, resistant qualities of music subcultures have been measured.
>However, as music scenes and genres continue to fragment and blur, it is
>increasingly difficult to distinguish between a normative mainstream and
>a smaller number of resistant subcultures. Ultimately, todayâ¬"s
>mainstream music reflects a complex set of negotiations between
>individuals, industry, production and consumption.
>We invite contributions that address the topic of the mainstream from
>any perspective. The organising committee also gladly welcomes any
>general papers in the study of popular music.
>Topics may include:
>Redefining the mainstream
>Mainstream music and everyday life
>Global and local mainstreams
>Mainstream music in educational contexts
>Music, the mainstream and sporting cultures
>Mainstreams, margins and minorities
>Conflicts and controversies in the mainstream
>Mainstream music across generations
>Mainstream entertainment for children
>Gender and sexuality in mainstream music
>Mainstream music in the media
>Abstract Submission
>Abstracts should be submitted as an email attachment (Word document,
>12pt Times New Roman font) to Gavin Carfoot 
>(<mailto:(g.carfoot /at/>(g.carfoot /at/
>The deadline for receipt of abstract is 30 June 2007.
>Please use your surname as the document title (for example,
>â¬SCarfoot.doc⬝). The abstracts will be reviewed by an IASPM-ANZ committee
>and successful applicants advised by email. Please include the following
>details (in this order):
>1. Name of author(s) (as you would like it to appear in the programme)
>2. Institution or affiliation (where applicable)
>3. Contact phone numbers
>4. Email address
>5. Title of paper
>6. Abstract (200-300 words)
>7. Consideration for 2007 IASPM-ANZ postgraduate prize? (Yes/No)
>Registration details will be available on the conference website,
>Please send registration forms to:
>Jill Jones, Events Coordinator
>Centre for Public Culture and Ideas
>Nathan Campus
>Griffith University
>170 Kessels Road, Nathan
>Brisbane, Queensland 4111
>AUSTRALIA Ph: (07) 373 57338
>Email: <<mailto:(j.jones /at/>(j.jones /at/>
>All presenters are required to be financial members of IASPM. Membership
>information can be found at the IASPM-ANZ 
>webpage: <>, and
>will also be provided at the time of conference registration. For
>further membership information, please contact IASPM-ANZ treasurer
>Jennifer Cattermole, 
><<mailto:(jennifer.cattermole /at/>(jennifer.cattermole /at/>.
>Conference Publication
>It is anticipated that a peer-reviewed publication will arise from the
>conference, under the editorship of Prof. Andy Bennett. Further details
>and submission guidelines will be announced closer to the conference date.
>IASPM-ANZ Postgraduate Prize
>Each year, IASPM-ANZ awards one postgraduate presenter with the
>IASPM-ANZ Postgraduate Prize for the best paper. An independent panel of
>established members determines the AUD$100 prize. To be considered for
>this prize, you must be currently enrolled as a postgraduate student.
>Please indicate your interest in being considered for this prize when
>submitting your abstract.
>Conference Grants for Postgraduates
>Postgraduate students who will be presenting a paper at the conference
>may be eligible for a $100 grant to assist with travel and expenses.
>Please contact IASPM-ANZ treasurer Jennifer Cattermole to discuss your
>eligibility or to ask for further information:
><<mailto:(jennifer.cattermole /at/>(jennifer.cattermole /at/>.
>About Brisbane and the Conference Venue
>The 2008 Conference of IASPM-ANZ is supported by Griffith Universityâ¬"s
>Centre for Public Culture and Ideas (CPCI). It will take place on the
>University campus located in the South Bank Parklands, including the
>Ship Inn. This is the cultural precinct of Brisbane, situated just
>across the river from the city centre. The Parklands feature seventeen
>hectares of lush gardens and lawns, the Streets Beach, the magnificent
>Arbour and promenade, and Little Stanley Street, a bustling strip of
>cafes, restaurants, bars and boutique retail outlets. South Bank is well
>known for its relaxed atmosphere and offers delegates the opportunity to
>swim, walk, ride, eat or see a show after a day of conference
>activities. Brisbane is also the perfect hub for exploring the sunny
>Southeast of the state, should delegates decide to extend their
>conference stay. Moreton Bay beckons with its expansive waterways and
>myriad of islands, as do the white sand and surf beaches of the Gold and
>Sunshine Coasts, with the Great Barrier Reef just beyond.
>" Saville South Bank Brisbane12, 161 Grey Street, South Bank, Brisbbane.
>The Saville is a 4 stars hotel. Phone (07) 3305 2500 or 1300 554 632
>" Rydges South Bank Brisbane13, which is opposite the venue on the
>corner of Grey Street and 9 Glenelg Street, South Bank. Rydges is also a
>4 star hotel. Phone 1300 857 922 or email
><<mailto:(Reservations_southbank /at/>(Reservations_southbank /at/>.
>Other accommodation options are set out below. All are within 10 to 20
>minutes walk of the venue.
>5 stars:
>" Carlton Crest Hotel Brisbane14, King George Square, Corner Ann annd
>Roma Streets, Brisbane, phone 1800 777 123.
>" Conrad Treasury Hotel Brisbane15, top of the Queen Street mall, 1130
>William Street, Brisbane, phone (07) 3306 8888. Mention Queensland
>Conservatorium/Islands for special rates on deluxe and premier rooms,
>and breakfast.
>" Quay West Suites Brisbane16, opposite the botanic gardens on the CBD
>fringe at 132 Alice Street, phone (07) 3853 6000. Mention Queensland
>Conservatorium/Islands for special rates.
>4 stars
>" Riverside Hotel Southbank17, 20 Montague Road South Brisbane, phoone
>(07) 3846 0577. Mention Queensland Conservatorium/Islands for special
>" Westend Central Apartment Hotel, Cnr Melbourne and Edmondstone Sttreet
>West End, phone 1800 628 300. Mention Queensland Conservatorium/Islands
>for special rates on one-bedroom standard and deluxe apartments.
>" The Manor Apartment Hotel18, 289 Queen Street, Brisbane, phone (007)
>3319 4700
>3 stars:
>" Hotel Ibis19, 27-35 Turbot Street, Brisbane, phone (07) 3237 23333.
>" Clarion Rendezvous Hotel20, 255 Ann Street, Brisbane, phone (07) 3001
>" Hillcrest Central Apartment Hotel21, 311 
>Vulture Street, South Brisbane, phone (07) 3846 3000.
>Budget hostels
>" Somewhere To Stay, 45 Brighton Rd, West End, phone (07) 3846 28588 or
>1800 812 398.
>" Tinbilly23, 462 George Street, Brisbane City, phone (07) 3238 58888 or
>1800 446 646.
>The venue is approximately 30 minutes from the Brisbane airport by taxi
>or train. Taxis may be booked on 13 2227 (Taxis Australia), 13 1008
>(Black and White), 13 1924 (Yellow Cab). There is a taxi rank in Grey
>Street near the venue (in front of the Saville hotel) and another in
>front of the South Brisbane railway station.
>Train Timetable
>Leave airport Arrive South Brisbane Leave South Brisbane Arrive airport
>6:16 am 6:47 am 4:00 pm 4:38 pm
>7:56 am 8:28 am 4:24 pm 4:54 pm
>8:30 am 9:01 am 4:57 pm 5:27 pm
>9:01 am 9:31 am 5:30 pm 5:59 pm
>9:31 am 10:01 am 6:19 pm 6:49 pm
>10:01 am 10:31 am 6:55 pm 7:25 pm
>For any general enquiries regarding the conference, please contact the
>conference convenor:
>Gavin Carfoot
>Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
>Gold Coast campus
>Griffith University Qld 4222
>Phone: (07) 5552 8296
>Fax: (07) 5552 9005
>Email: <<mailto:(g.carfoot /at/>(g.carfoot /at/>
>Conference website: 
>IASPM-ANZ: <<>>
>Centre for Public Culture and Ideas:
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