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[Commlist] Punk Scholars Network Conference 2024 (USA)

Tue Mar 05 16:31:24 GMT 2024

*Punk Scholars Network USA and Canada 2nd Annual Conference*

*Call for Papers*


*Dates: *August 6 & 7, 2024

*Location: *Chicago at DePaul University (Lincoln Park Campus)

*Theme: *Punk Aesthetics, Community, Culture, and Politics

Following the success of our first in-person conference in August 2023, we are excited to announce our second in-person conference sponsored by PSN Canada and PSN USA.

Punk is a truly global phenomenon that manifests in myriad ways. The music and culture are created and transformed in different scenes in ways that are both unique but also reflect commonalities. Punks respond to and engage varying political and cultural contexts. And the culture invites individual participation within networks that foster cooperative action. Punk is many things to many people and seldom remains static over a lifetime. Increased globalization, changes in connectivity and technology, and shifts in both capitalism and populism have impacted punk for better and worse. International and transnational punk scenes reflect these connections, but also can highlight ideological and aesthetic differences.

In keeping with the PSN’s multidisciplinary academic approach, we are seeking contributions from a range of fields of study and methodological approaches including, but not limited to cultural studies, history, musicology, communication, art and design, humanities, performing arts, and the social sciences. As ever, the PSN also welcomes proposals from independent scholars, artists, journalists, musicians, punk fans, and scene participants working outside of formal academic institutions. Selected papers and panels could cover, but are not limited to, the following themes:

*The history of punk: origins, legacy, impact.
*Punk resistance, longevity, and sustainability.
*Global punk scenes.
*Punk ethics and politics.
*Punk aesthetics, punk style.
*Punk and conflict, crisis, or trauma.
*Ethnographic considerations of a scene, spaces, and borders.
*Music and the performer: creativity, authorship, identity, definition, musical boundaries.
*DIY culture and activism.
*The art of punk: record covers, concert flyers, fanzine design and associated graphic styles. *Political issues relating to Canada and the United States analyzed though the lens of punk scholarship, such as abortion rights, systemic racism, gender equality, and disability justice.


*Submission Deadline: Saturday, April 13, 2024 though we are happy to accept proposals earlier. Decisions will be sent by April 20, 2024.*

Proposals should be 350 words maximum. Please include a presentation title, affiliation information (if any), pronouns, and a brief presenter bio (50-100 words) with your submission.

*Proposals for PSN Canada and PSN USA should be submitted to **(punkscholarsusa /at/ <mailto:(punkscholarsusa /at/>***

There is no conference fee. The conference will be free and open to the public. <>

PSN USA: (punkscholarsusa /at/ <mailto:(punkscholarsusa /at/>


PSN Canada:(punkscholarsnetworkcanada /at/ <mailto:(punkscholarsnetworkcanada /at/>

IG: @psn_canada

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