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 musicology.
What impact can such reconfigurations have on eighteenth-century musical scholarship?
Why might differences and similarities among people matter for music and musical
thought? How do ideas of recognition, redistribution, freedom, and sameness, alongside
more widely embraced constructions of race, gender, and sexuality, enhance our
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 presenters
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 presentation
as fully as possible. Please send abstracts as .doc or .pdf attachments to
bloechl -at- by September 15, 2016.

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