UPDATE: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Pushing Boundaries: Extreme Folklore and Ethnomusicology Conference
Space: does it really exist?
March 31 & April 1st, 2006
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
By questioning how we consciously and unconsciously create our conception
(and perception) of space (be it communal, regional, national, or global, at
family level, the work place, in the Academia, etc.) we can tackle infinitude
of topics that can lead us into a better understanding of culture and the
beings that embark in the quest to create/invent/imagine culture.
The topic is meant to be incredibly vast and ambiguous. Part of the general
goals of the Conference is to force its participants to push the boundaries,
both at personal-academic levels, and of the discipline in general. The main
goal of this yearís conference is to force us to question how we perceive our
world, both as academics and as members of a community.
Dr. Elaine Lawless, Professor at the English Department of the University of
Missouri will be our Keynote Speaker.
We have chosen to organize it into five categories of presentation, which we
are tentatively considering sessions; however, the modes of presentation are
necessarily open for discussion and will partly depend on the proposals we
receive. Initially the categories are:
- Applied work
- Field work
- Alternative modes of representation
Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words and are due by February 15th, 2006
via email to email@example.com. Please list Spring Conference in subject
heading. Abstracts should be sent as attachments using either MS Word or RTF
formats, and names should be left off the attachment. Acceptance notification
will be via email and will be sent beginning March 1st 2006.
Panel proposals are also welcome. Please send proposal for panel abstract with
paper abstracts. We will also be organizing forums for presenters who have
works in progress who would like to present but feel that their work isnít at
a stage for a formal presentation. These will be grouped into similar topic
areas for discussions.
Questions about submissions or the conference should be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Our conference website can be accessed at
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