International Association for the Study of Popular Music
Australia & New Zealand Branch
IASPM-ANZ Annual Conference
University ofTasmania, Hobart
5-7 December 2012
Call For Papers
We are delighted toannounce the call for papers for the 2012 annual conference of IASPM-ANZ. Thisyear, the conference will be organized by Dr Michelle Phillipov, and held at theUniversity of Tasmania. We are pleased to stage our annual event in Hobart inkeeping with the rotating conference schedule of Australia and New Zealandlocations.
Abstractsfor paper presentations are now invited from researchers with an interest inpopular music, regardless of disciplinary orientation. All papers detailing newand established research in the field will be considered, though preference maybe given to papers that demonstrate clear engagement with the stated conferencetheme. Papers with a theoretical orientation are particularly encouraged, asare submissions from postgraduate students.
The concept of ‘flow’ is essential for understanding the fluidity, flux anddiffusion of contemporary media and culture. Flow reveals the complexities of contemporary cultural production,consumption and participation. It also illuminates the ways in which ideas,information, culture and technology are exchanged and imbued with meaning andpower.
The concept of flow has been influential in the work ofAppadurai (1990) and Castells (1996), and in more recent writing on media andconvergence cultures. Questions of musicalflow, however, remain an under-explored area. This conference invites papersthat consider the role of music in the facilitation and disruption of media andcultural flow. In doing so, it considersmusic as something that moves between, and within, different spaces, places,texts, communities and technologies.
In particular, we seekpapers addressing:
1. theflow ofpopular music within and across different digital and textual platforms,
including film, television, journalism,and social media;
2. the flow of popular music between different cultures and culturalformations,
such as the local, national,transnational and global;
3. theflow/s of popular music studies,
its history and current practices within the academy, as well as itsdisciplinary, theoretical and methodological futures;
4. theflow of popular music studies outsideof the academy,
in policy, journalism, and popular understandings of ‘music’;
5. theconstruction and disruption of musical flow,
in musical composition, performance and other artistic arenas.
We also welcome abstracts considering any otherarea of popular music.
Abstracts should besubmitted as an email attachment (Word document, 12pt Times New Roman font) to firstname.lastname@example.org, by 28May 2012. Please use your surnameas the document title, as in Brunt.docx. Delegates requiring anextension of this deadline should indicate this in an email to the aboveaddress. The abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Organising Committee,and successful applicants advised promptly by email.
Please include in thisorder:
· Name of author(s) (as youwould like it to appear in the programme)
· Institution or affiliation
· Contact phone numbers,including international codes
· Title of paper
· Abstract (250-300 words)
· The theme number(s), asdescribed above, which align with your paper
· 5 keywords for your paper(for programming purposes)
· Consideration for 2012IASPM-ANZ postgraduate prize? (Yes/No)
*NOTE: Past winners are ineligible for future prizes.
Registration and Membership
Information onregistration, accommodation and additional activities will be posted on theIASPM-ANZ website following the abstract review process. All presenters arerequired to be financial members of IASPM. Membership information can be foundat the IASPM-ANZ webpage: www.iaspm.org.au,and will also be provided at the time of conference registration. For furthermembership information, please contact IASPM-ANZ Treasurer Penny Spiro email@example.com.
IASPM-ANZ endeavours topublish a peer-reviewed proceedings for each annual conference. This year, weencourage the submission of papers that are in keeping with the theme, with theview to have a cohesive collection. All papers will undergo rigorous review inorder to produce a quality publication. Submissions must follow the stylisticconventions for Harvard, and observea maximum 4,000-word limit (including List of References).
More information about the submissionprocess will be provided in due course.
Each year, IASPM-ANZ awardsone postgraduate presenter with the IASPM-ANZ Postgraduate Prize for the bestpaper. The $250 AUD prize is determined by a panel of established IASPM members.Please indicate your interest in applying when you submit your abstract.
Eligibility:To be considered for this prize, you must be currently enrolled as a postgraduatestudent, and be a financial member. Past winners are ineligible for futureprizes.
Convener,Dr Michelle Phillipov
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