UPDATE: Women in Popular Music--Nov. 12-14, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Languages Association (Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest)
contact email: 
patriciarudden@gmail.com

Submissions are still possible for this panel, but they must be received no later than August 14, 2009.

"Women in Popular Music: 'Permanent Vacation': Moves and Departures in Women’s Popular Music." A change in location, focus, allegiance or perspective can lead to a major shift in an artist’s work, which can then lead to a different sound, a different public persona, a different audience. Women artists who start out as one thing end up something else—gospel singers go secular and vice versa, country goes disco, folk rock goes jazz. We invite papers that explore this sort of transition and explore its aesthetic (and other) consequences in the career of a woman artist or group.

Patricia S. Rudden, New York City Coll. of Technology, patriciarudden@gmail.com.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality
poetry
popular_culture