CFP: Music and Sound Studies Network of the German Studies Association, 18-21 Sept 2014, Kansas City

Deadline for abstract submission: 20 January 2014
Conference dates: 18-21 September 2014
Location: Kansas City, Missouri

We propose a three-part series of panels on the general theme of Sound and Technology in German Contexts, to be followed by a summary roundtable discussion of invited experts including Mark J. Butler (Northwestern University, Music Theory and Cognition), Carolyn Birdsall (Media Studies, University of Amsterdam), and Daniel Morat (Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin).  We seek proposals from innovative scholars across the gamut of disciplines, methodologies, and historical periods who are interested in cultivating transdisciplinary conversation and collaboration.  Applicants are encouraged to construe the theme of sound and technology broadly.  For example, we would welcome proposals from those working on fifteenth-century organ building, turntablism, mediation of natural soundscapes, multimedia installations, sound as part of policing or surveillance, acoustics, live or recorded music in public spaces, the sound of one particular place, and so forth.  Applicants should incorporate actual SOUND into their presentations whenever possible, as the sessions will be held in rooms with good audio and visual equipment.

Abstracts of 200 words are due to both network coordinators by 20 January 2014

Joy H. Calico and David Imhoof