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Guitars and Geeks: An Exploration of the Music and Culture of Geek Rock DEADLINE: December 31, 2012
full name / name of organization:
Victoria Willis, Georgia State University, and Alex DiBlasi, St. John's University
Call for Papers: Guitars and Geeks: An Exploration of the Music and Culture of Geek Rock
DEADLINE: December 31, 2012
This book seeks to explore the culture, music, and significance of geek rock. As a sub-genre of alternative music, geek rock has not only been neglected in current humanities scholarship, it has also been literally erased from the mainstream with the deletion of the “Geek Rock” Wikipedia page. We contend that not only is geek rock present and significant within music and culture, but that it transcends musical genre and social boundaries. Geek rock, as we define it, is determined more by subject matter than by sound. The purpose of this collection of essays is two-fold: to define and re-map geek rock on the musical landscape and to explore the musical and cultural significance geek rock.
Contributors are encouraged to consider addressing the following in their submissions (please note that this list is by no means exhaustive):
Essays can run anywhere from 3,000 to 5,000 words and contributions from all disciplines and fields will be considered. Contributors are asked to avoid using quotes from song lyrics and to use MLA format. Figures, photos, and illustrations are not recommended unless you can provide a high-resolution (300 dpi or greater) image for which rights have also been cleared. The complete essay should also include a 200-word abstract, a brief CV, and a short list of suggested listening (ideally, three to five albums). Please submit essays in PDF or Word files (either .doc or .docx) to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2012.
Any further questions, please feel free to contact either of the editors of this book: