Archive for 2019

[Previous message][Next message][Back to index]

[Commlist] CfP: LSA Symposium 2019 - Ludomusicology Society of Australia

Thu Jul 18 16:32:10 GMT 2019

The Ludomusicology Society of Australia would like to announce its upcoming second annual conference:

LSA Symposium 2019


Tues 1 - Wed 2 October 2019

Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney

Getting from point A to point B is one of the fundamental human activities, and the quest to do so has been rendered in myriad works of art through history. Video games have arguably incorporated themes of vehicular transportation since the iconic game Spacewar! in 1962, and the proliferation of driving, flying and freight management mechanisms in video games today shows no sign of abatement. However, themes of transportation are applicable to more than just the piloting of planes, trains, or automobiles; the virtual, political, environmental, and metaphysical aspects of transportation can be seen close to the core of many discourses, narratives, and debates in today's world.

The LSA invites paper proposals that address any of the possible meanings of the word "transportation" in relation to video game music, including (but not limited to):

               - Vehicular transport, e.g. planes, trains, and/or automobiles

               - Migration, colonialism, and/or displacement of people groups

               - Metaphorical and/or emotional action that might be said to "move" us

               - Mechanisms of metaphysical transformation, e.g. entering the afterlife

                - Moving through or between gameworlds and storyworlds

                - Intersections of gameworlds and real-world transportation

We welcome interdisciplinary approaches from scholars in any field, as long as the primary subject of the proposal is video game music. Subject to available time within the symposium programme, we also welcome proposals on any other research topic related to video game music, and proposals from undergraduate students for full-length or half-length papers.

Full-length presentations will be of twenty minutes duration, followed by ten minutes for questions and discussion. Proposals of 250 words should include the paper title and a provisional bibliography. In the submission e-mail, please include your name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), contact information, and proposed paper title. No identifying information of the author is to be included in the proposal document.

Proposals are to be submitted to (info /at/ by Friday 2 August 2019, in either PDF or Microsoft Word format. Notifications of successful submissions will be sent by Friday 30 August 2019.

For all enquiries, please email (info /at/

Symposium committee: Iain Hart, Barnabas Smith

Further information and registration details will be made available progressively on the symposium website:


This mailing list is a free service offered by Nico Carpentier. Please use it responsibly and wisely.
To subscribe or unsubscribe, please visit
Before sending a posting request, please always read the guidelines at
To contact the mailing list manager:
Email: (nico.carpentier /at/

[Previous message][Next message][Back to index]