*Contested Frequencies: Sonic Representation in the Digital Age*
Deadline: September 14th 2018, 5:00 pm EST.

Call for Papers: University of Richmond, Virginia

February 22-24 2019

*Contested Frequencies *is a part of a yearlong festival hosted by the
University of Richmond Music Department, entitled *Beyond Exoticism. *The
conference will extend the festival’s focus on issues of aesthetic
decolonization, appropriation, borrowing, and influence within the context
of contemporary music, broadly conceived. This multidisciplinary meeting
will feature scholarly and creative contributions in the form of research
presentations, performances, and new commissions. The larger festival
intends to investigate expression across difference and to recognize the
ethical ambiguity and aesthetic complexity this entails.

*Keynote Speaker*

Dr. Guthrie Ramsey, Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania

*Confirmed Presenters*

Dr. Dylan Robinson, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts, Queen's

Dr. Michelle Habell-Pallán, Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and
Sexuality Studies, University of Washington

Dr. Andrew McGraw, Associate Professor of Music, University of Richmond

Dr. Mary Caton Lingold, Assistant Professor of English, Virginia
Commonwealth University

Proposed topics for the Contested Frequencies conference may include but
are not limited to:

   - Decolonization in musicology, ethnomusicology, and performance studies
   - The aural/visual spectacle of otherness
   - Intersections of race and gender in exoticism and orientalism
   - Sonic representation of race and gender in digital media
   - Sonic representation of race and gender in contemporary opera
   - Self-othering and strategic (anti-) essentialism
   - Sonic representation of Indigeneity
   - Global representations of racial difference
   - Otherness, copyright, and ownership
   - Repre*s*entation and economies of popular music
   - Ethics of influence and borrowing

We invite paper proposals for twenty-minute research presentations related
to the conference themes. Please submit the title of your proposed paper, a
250-word abstract and contact details to: lfairtil -at- with
the subject line “Contested Frequencies Abstract Submission.” Presentations
should be a maximum of twenty-minutes in length. Successful applicants will
be notified by Monday, October 1, 2018. Please see the conference and
website for a full description.


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