Contested Frequencies: Sonic Representation in the Digital Age
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.
Dr. Guthrie Ramsey, Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Dylan Robinson, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts, Queen's University
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:
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- richmond.edu 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.