Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Minneapolis, MN, March 30-April 2, 2017
CFP deadline: Friday, September 15, 2016

The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music (SECM) session at the annual
conference of
the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) will have as
its topic,
“Rethinking Difference in Eighteenth-Century Music” (session chairs:
Melanie Lowe,
Vanderbilt University, and Olivia Bloechl, UCLA).

In the wake of the recent collection, Rethinking Difference in Music
Scholarship (eds.
Bloechl, Lowe, and Kallberg, Cambridge University Press, 2015), this
session invites
papers that explore reconfigurations of difference within the discipline of
What impact can such reconfigurations have on eighteenth-century musical
Why might differences and similarities among people matter for music and
thought? How do ideas of recognition, redistribution, freedom, and
sameness, alongside
more widely embraced constructions of race, gender, and sexuality, enhance
understanding of music and musical thought in the eighteenth century?

Three presenters will be selected to deliver papers of twenty minutes each.
The program
committee welcomes proposals for individual papers or unified sessions. All
and participants are required to be members of ASECS or a constituent
society of ISECS
at the time of the conference.

Please include your name, institutional affiliation (if applicable),
contact information,
audio-visual needs, and the title of your paper in the body of an email.
Abstracts of no
more than 350 words should include the title of the paper and represent the
as fully as possible. Please send abstracts as .doc or .pdf attachments to
bloechl -at- by September 15, 2016.


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