CfP: Sound Collectives. The Acoustics of the Social in American Film and Literature

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Sound Collectives: The Acoustics of the Social in American Film and Literature An International Conference, Dec. 7-8, 2018, Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt Sound positions individuals as social subjects. The presence of human beings, animals, objects, or technologies reverberates into the material and virtual spaces we inhabit and produces distinct soundscapes that render social practices audible. The assessment of a sonic phenomenon as noise or music, as rallying cry or offense, as reassuring or disturbing event reveals the social paradigms that govern our perception. As Michael Bull and Les Back write in The Auditory Culture Reader, paying critical attention to “sound makes us re-think […] how we relate to others, ourselves, and the spaces and places we inhabit” (4). When sound travels through space, it becomes a repository for the relational activities…
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CfP: The Electric Guitar in American Culture

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The Electric Guitar in American Culture October 12-14, 2018 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas Website: https://sites.google.com/view/electricguitaramericanculture/home It is a pleasure to invite scholars, performers, fans, and the general public to attend and participate at “The Electric Guitar in American Culture” on October 12-13-14, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas, original home of Buddy Holly and the Flatlanders, along with many other greats. The conference is organized by the Vernacular Music Center at the School of Music at Texas Tech University. Objectives and Themes The program committee invites papers, panels, and creative presentations on every possible facet of the electric guitar in American culture: popular, vernacular, and cultivated musics; technology, material culture, social geography; commerce, design, marketing; semiotics, organology, reception and/or performance studies, music and gender, and wider topics. Special Student Conference The…
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CfA: Popular Music and the Anthropocene

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Many geologists, climatologists, philosophers, historians, sociologists, activists, and Non-Governmental Organisations believe that our planet has now entered into the Anthropocene Era (Bonneuil & Fressoz 2013). The common idea is that human activities now have a decisive effect on the earth's ecosystem: the fast and increasing disappearance of a considerable number of plant and animal species, the melting of glaciers and pack ice, rising sea levels, extreme climatic events, and pollution. These phenomena impact on human activities, leading to forced migrations, the pauperisation of entire communities (often those least responsible for climate change), and, ultimately, to major upheavals. The goal of this special issue of Popular Music is to understand how popular music should and can be described, analysed, and transformed in the Anthropocene, considered both as a concept as well…
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CfP: ​Soapbox: Journal for Cultural Analysis​ 1.1 “Practices of Listening”

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For the first issue of ​Soapbox​, a graduate journal for cultural analysis, we invite submissions that explore listening as a critical practice. With this topic, we aim to bring together accounts of listening as both a method and object of analysis, including everyday practices and new modes of research that articulate who or what can listen and who or what can be heard. (mehr …)
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CfP: [sic!] (27 Aug to 7 Sept 2018) – Application for Sound Studies Seminar

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[sic!] Summer Institute Cologne is looking for young scholars especially interested in sound: We invite graduate and postgraduate students from Area Studies, Art History, Classics, Comics, Communication, Cultural Studies, Dance, English, Film, German, Japanese literature, History, Literary Studies, Media, Music, Performance, Sound, Theatre, and related fields to apply for this international interdisciplinary program. (All sessions will be conducted in English.) Participants and faculty of [sic!] 2018 will explore perspectives on the topic Construction Sites through three themed seminars: Comics & Visual Narration (closed) Theatre Historiography (closed) Sound (still open until June 1) Each seminar will be led by a pair of scholars from Northwestern University (Evanston, USA) and the University of Cologne (Germany). In addition to the seminars, [sic!] offers interdisciplinary academic workshops that allow for a dialogue with participants from…
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