We invite panel and individual-paper proposals for the Rock Music on Film and Video Conference, to be held at Plymouth State University (Plymouth, New Hampshire) October 10-11, 2008.
The members of the conference committee are seeking contributions that examine the diverse uses of rock music in noteworthy cinematic and televisual artifacts, from any historical era and from any area across the globe. Possible topics include (but are certainly not limited to) film sound and the cinematic star vehicle; rock music as subject; rock and music videos; direct cinema, cinema verite, and the “rockumentary”; the rock musical; and rock music as soundtrack and genre device. Participants are encouraged to interpret the conference theme broadly and innovatively. Individual presentations will be limited to 20 minutes in length.
We encourage submissions from scholars, educators, and students at all levels, and from disciplines including anthropology, communication, cultural studies, film studies, history, LGBT studies, media studies, popular culture, sociology, and television studies. Given adequate participant interest and high-quality submissions, we intend to publish selected papers (with author’s permission) in a special anthology pertaining to the conference theme. As a bonus, please note that the conference dates correspond with the ideal time to enjoy New England’s breathtaking fall foliage!
Persons submitting individual-paper proposals are asked to submit a one-page abstract with complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, daytime telephone number). Panel proposals (featuring three paper-presentations total) should include panel title, brief description of panel theme, name of the panel chair, one-page abstracts of each paper in the panel, and complete contact information for each presenter on the panel (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, daytime telephone number). In order to be considered, all proposals must be received no later than July 7, 2008.
Please mail or e-mail conference proposals to: Rock Music on Film and Video Conference, Attn: Kylo-Patrick Hart, Department of Communication and Media Studies, Plymouth State University, 17 High Street, MSC 60, Plymouth, NH 03264; firstname.lastname@example.org
For specific inquiries prior to submitting a proposal, please contact Kylo-Patrick Hart at (603) 535-3122 or email@example.com
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
Dept. of Communication and Media Studies
Plymouth State University
17 High Street, MSC 60
Plymouth, New Hampshire 03264
(603) 535-3122 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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