CFP: Protest Music (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Smith, Christopher
contact email: 
christopher.smith@ttu.edu

Call for Papers: Protest Music

2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 26th =
Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico February 8-11, 2006=20

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The SW/TEX PCA/ACA annual conference represents one of the nation's =
largest gatherings of interdisciplinary scholars, with a particular =
interest in critical examinations of non-traditional or =
cross-disciplinary topics.

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The 2006 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New =
Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Further details regarding the =
conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can =
be found at http://www.swtexaspca.org <http://www.swtexaspca.org/> .=20

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Now accepting proposals for "Protest Music" in the Music Area, a =
well-represented area with outstanding participants in years past. We =
welcome proposals on many aspects of music, politics, and protest, and =
their role in American popular culture, including television, radio, =
literature, and the Internet..=20

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For purposes of this conference, "Protest Music" may be defined as music =
which carries oppositional politic connotations in either (a) content, =
(b) intent, OR (c) reception. Hence, musics which may originate without =
protest content or intent may, in changing contexts, be seen as =
protest-oriented.

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Prospective topics include:

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* Music as a tool of social commentary or political protest in the =
Southwest

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* Protest or radical musics of immigrant communities, particularly those =
which came from elsewhere and were established in the Southwest

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* Protest or radical musics of historically-underrepresented minorities: =
persons of color, LGBT, women, etc.

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* Protest or radical musics across the continent as a tool of commentary =
or social change.

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* Appropriations, assimilations, borrowings, and "readings" of protest =
or radical musics into mainstream literature and culture

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Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent =
to Chris Smith at the email address below. Proposals (electronic only, =
please) should include current curriculum vitae or r=E9sum=E9 (3-page =
maximum) and a 250-word abstract, including name, institutional =
affiliation if any, and working title.=20

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Conference Website: http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/ (updated regularly)

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Submission deadline is November 15 2005. The registration deadline is =
December 31, 2005. All participants must register by that date or will =
not be permitted to present or appear in the program.

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Dr Christopher Smith

Vernacular Music Center

Department of Music History and Literature

School of Music MS 2033

Texas Tech University=20

Lubbock, TX 79409

806.742.2270 x249

christopher.smith_at_ttu.edu

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Dr Christopher Smith, Music History and Literature=20
Director, Vernacular Music Center=20
Texas Tech University School of Music MS2033=20
Lubbock, TX 79409-42033=20
806/742-2270 x249; christopher.smith_at_ttu.edu=20
bio: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/SOM/ChristopherSmith.asp

new CD: http://coyotebanjo.com=20

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