Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut
June 10 & 11, 2011
Mystic Seaport's 32nd Annual Symposium "MUSIC OF THE SEA"
Sponsored by Mystic Seaport Museum, The United States Coast Guard Academy, and the University of Connecticut at Avery Point
We are seeking proposals for papers in History, Folklore, Literature, Ethnomusicology, or other appropriate disciplines that address any aspect of music or verse of the sea or inland waters from the Age of Sail through the present day. The two-day symposium is part of a three-day event whose focus celebrates the lives and work of sailors through musical performance.
The Friday, June 10, session will be held at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, and the Saturday session, June 11, at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut.
Topics of interest have included: shipboard work songs, songs of maritime or other occupational trades, songs of rivers and lakes, seafaring cultures and cultural change, ethnicity and ethnic influences, cultural exchanges, ballad and broadside traditions, technology, regional interests, the use of sea music in literature, and popular culture.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE is March 18, 2011. Audiovisually illustrated presentations are welcome.
Graduate students are encouraged to submit a proposal.
PLEASE SUBMIT PROPOSALS and a brief curriculum vita or resume to Dr. Glenn S. Gordinier via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Glenn S. Gordinier
75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT 06355-0990
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