2004 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations
25th Annual Conference, held in conjunction with the National Popular Culture/American Culture Associations Conference
April 7-10, 2004
The 2004 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will meet in San Antonio, Texas, at the beautiful San Antonio Marriott River Center Hotel, on the Riverwalk. Join us this year, as a returning or first-time participant, as we celebrate a quarter-century of this regional popular culture conference. For further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) please visit http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~swpca
Now accepting proposals for Folk and Protest Music in the Music Area, a well-represented area with outstanding participants in years past. We welcome proposals on many aspects types of protest music and their role in American popular culture. Prospective topics include:
Genres opposed to dominant political, economic, or nationalist paradigms, particularly associated with specific social movements: Federalism, States’ Rights, Abolition, Temperance, Populism, labor unions, Civil Rights, anti-war, etc
Musics created or appropriated in association with expected or self-identified minorities: persons of color, LGBT, women, etc.
Protest music as part of immigrant communities
The mechanisms, support networks, economics, and audience demographics of music within protest movements
Readings of genres as “protest” music which are not commonly so-identified
Particular interest/emphasis upon
Under-examined historical genres or periods of protest music (especially outside the 20th century)
Protest music as a tool of enculturation or re-affiliation
Special topics include:
Protest music in or as part of Hispanic culture
Protest music in the Southwest
Proposals should include current curriculum vitae or résumé (3-page maximum) and a 250 word abstract, including name, institutional affiliation if any, and working title.
Submission deadline is November 15. The registration deadline is January 1, 2004. All participants must register by that date or will not be able to present or appear in the program.
Please direct submissions or inquiries in this area to Chris Smith at the email or physical addresses below.
Dr Christopher Smith
Vernacular Music Center
Department of Music History and Literature
School of Music MS 2033
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409
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