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[Commlist] Always different, always the same: A Symposium on The Fall

Tue Apr 16 20:50:35 GMT 2019

*Always Different, Always The Same:   A Symposium on The Fall *

The Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster at the University of Limerick, Ireland, will convene a symposiumon The Fallin November 2019 to examine theirsignificant and prolific contribution to popular music and culture. An edited collection of essays is planned following the Symposium.

The PMPC Clusterinvitesscholars working across a range of disciplines and approaches (such as, cultural studies; ethnomusicology; musicology; media studies;  literature;popular music studies; fan studies,sociology of musicetc) to propose papers on the lasting cultural/musical legacy of The Fall. A maximum of 30 minutes will be allocated to each paper (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions). Panel proposals (three presenters - 90 minutes) are also welcome. We also welcome proposals for workshops, film screenings, performances etc.

Papers, for example, might consider:

  * The Fall and the creation of a distinct Manchester Soundscape
* Fall Iconography (Album and single sleeves, promotional photographs etc)
  * The lyrical/musicological/performance analysis of specific songs
  * The Fall and Fandom
  * The visual analysis of specific videos/live performances
  * Influences onMark E. Smith andThe Fall
If you are interested in taking part, please submit:

  * A Word document containing your paper title, a 250 word abstract,
    and author information including full name, institutional
    affiliation and email address.
  * A 50-word bio to *(popmusicandculture /at/
    <mailto:(popmusicandculture /at/>* by *June 1^st 2019. *
  * Panel Proposals should include a 150 word overview and three 250
    word individual abstracts (plus author information listed above).
Notifications regarding acceptance will be sent by July 1^st 2019*.*

Further information on the *Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster* at UL at

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