African American Soundscapes and Sound Theory

full name / name of organization: 
Noelle Morrissette, Ph. D. / Univ. North Carolina Greensboro
contact email: 
namorris@uncg.edu

African American Soundscapes and Sound Theory

Conference paper abstracts addressing any aspect of African American cultural production through sound, to be delivered at the upcoming October 20-23, 2011 American Studies Association Conference in Baltimore, MD.
Sound theory has emerged as a means of reinterpreting African American culture and texts in the context of the American sonic environment. Such an approach enables investigations of the deep, complex relationship between textuality and other media, between popular and elite genres, and between commodity and affect. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and include paper title, full name of author, institutional affiliation, and e-mail contact information. One-page vitae of author must be included as a separate attachment. ASA guidelines state that a participant may appear only once on the ASA conference program. For clarification regarding ASA policy, please consult the ASA website guidelines at http://www.theasa.net/annual_meeting.
Send submissions to Prof. Noelle Morrissette at namorris@uncg.edu.
Submission deadline: January 10, 2011.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
theory