_A Pretty Rush Down My Spine: Essays on Björk_
Edited by Greg Hainge and Paul Attinello
Abstracts are invited for a new collection on Björk intended to bring an interdisciplinary, critical investigation to bear on all aspects of her music and career.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
technology and virtuality;
timbre / noise / sample / glitch;
genre and cross-genre writing;
anti- and hyper-pop;
video, film and visual images;
grammatical and syntactic deterritorialization;
experimental / minoritarian use of language;
internet communication and distribution;
cyborg / nature dichotomy;
'machined' vocal qualities;
gender models and sensuality;
emotivity / affectivity / sensation;
representations of Iceland;
the Sugar Cubes and soloist orientation;
covers / reinterpretations;
collaborations and special appearances;
critical and fan reception;
marketing strategy and anti-industry moves;
negotiations with the press.
The editors represent the fields of cultural studies and musicology, but work from other fields is also welcome. A broad range of approaches, including critique, analysis, hermeneutics, and industry studies (or syntheses of any of these) are encouraged, as are collaborations, especially between writers working in different fields or methodologies.
Please send abstracts and proposals (maximum 500 words) as well as a brief CV by June 1, 2002; we envisage that final papers will be due mid-January 2003. All attachments should be sent as RTF files for compatibility.
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