*Legacies of Resistance, Responding to Oppression: Changing Dynamics in
LGBTQ+ Music Activism and Scholarship*

3rd Annual Symposium of the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group


26th– 27th April 2019

University of Southampton, UK

*Call for Papers and Performances*
Deadline: 2nd January 2019

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Lloyd Whitesell (McGill University)

There have recently been several major legal victories for LGBTQ+ rights
(e.g. the Indian Supreme Court’s decriminalisation of homosexuality, and
the rulings for equal marriage in the US Supreme Court and the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights), yet in the past year cultural
tensions and prejudices seem to have been even more frequently exploited
for political (and electoral) gain, including in some countries with
previously favourable outlooks. Conscious of these changing dynamics, our
third Symposium will focus on the current and historic ramifications of
LGBTQ+ oppressions on creative and intellectual musical life, by exploring
the impact of attitudes and beliefs such as heterosexism, monosexism and
cis-sexism, and also, particularly within LGBTQ+ intersectional contexts,
sexism, masculinism, racism, ableism, HIV/AIDSism, religionism, and so
forth. How have such oppressions, and resistance to them, influenced music
and its reception? How has musical and scholarly activism in these areas
challenged social attitudes? How can musicians and researchers celebrate
and draw on their queer – or other marginalised – subjectivities in their
professional endeavours, in the pursuit of artistry, knowledge and social

There are a number of ways to participate at the conference. For details on
how to submit proposals for papers and/or performances, visit our website
(above). For questions, email lgbtqsymposium2019 -at-


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