Call: GSA 2020: Music & Sound Studies Network: Sonic Topographies

Ort: Washington, D.C. | Veranstalter: German Studies Association (GSA) | Datum: 01.10.2020 – 04.10.2020 | Bewerbungsschluss: 15.01.2020

2020 GSA: Sonic Topographies

The Music and Sound Studies Network of the German Studies Association (GSA) invites proposals from scholars for panels at the 44th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. from October 1-4, 2020. We welcome proposals that consider the many ways that sound reflects, delineates, complicates, crosses, and interacts with natural and constructed spaces related to German-speaking communities throughout the world. The network encourages scholarship from a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches and welcomes projects that focus on noise and sound as much as on music. 

Some potential considerations that may guide abstract submissions are:

How sound marks or reflects rural, suburban, urban, and natural culture
How sound mediates or guides movement through a specific site
How sound participates in the construction of virtual topographies in various media forms
How sound migrates, crosses boundaries, or articulates transnational movement
How sound might help theorize ideas about space, identity, and mobility
How sound installations impact the experience of the physical qualities of a space.

Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Please email your title and abstract of about 250 words to Abby Anderton (, Jeff Hayton (, David Imhoof (, or Amy Wlodarski (


Jeff Hayton
Wichita State University