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[ecrea] Music and Crisis: CFP - CISM Graduate Conference: UC-Santa Barbara

Fri Oct 14 00:01:11 GMT 2011

The University of California, Santa Barbara Center for the
Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) seeks submissions for the 2012
Music and Crisis Graduate Conference to be held at the University of
California, Santa Barbara on April 14-15.

As the concept of crisis lends itself to many definitions, this conference
invites papers and presentations that explore crisis from perspectives that
expand the boundaries of traditional music research. Accordingly, CISM
welcomes participants from all disciplines to engage in a discussion that
is not restricted to music specialists. In doing so, the Music and Crisis
Conference seeks to aid the academic study of music by legitimizing its
position as an important cultural practice in which all people participate.

Crisis can be broadly understood as a rupture that calls for a decisive
change. As music anticipates, instigates, reflects and responds to these
ruptures, we request research that explores music's intersection with times
of difficulty, insecurity or suspense. Possible approaches to conference
papers and presentations may include the following:

_Music's relationship to order, disorder and conflict, and its role in war
and political upheaval.

_Roles of music in trauma, recovery from trauma, and response to fear,
anxiety and risk.

_Music's participation in social, cultural, spiritual or political
conflicts and its response to class, the struggle for identity or the
desire for social acceptance.

_Conflicts of gender and sexuality explored through musical mediums.

_Mediation, management and distribution of music to empower sub-cultural

_Music's capacity to explore and convey what is otherwise unspeakable or

_Complications with changing mediums, technological progress and musical

_Canonization and/or marginalization of musical styles, institutions and

_Crisis of legitimacy of music in the academy.

_Productive possibilities or consequences of musical interdisciplinarity.

Run by and intended for graduate students, this conference encourages
submissions covering the full spectrum of methodologies, disciplinary
approaches and genres of music.  The conference will feature the following
panel formats:

_Traditional 20 minute papers followed by 10 minutes for questions

_Roundtables (Assembled by the organizing committee)

_Seminar format (Papers distributed to participants prior to conference to
allow for in-depth discussions)

_Alternative demonstrations or performances

Please send a 300-word abstract, preferred presentation format and a brief
description of the interdisciplinary nature of your project to:
(musicandcrisis /at/

Deadline for submissions is Friday, December 2, 2011.

For more information, visit the conference website:

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