UPDATE: Music and Politics (12/1/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Smith, Christopher

UPDATE: "Music and Politics" at SW/TX-PCA/ACA 14-17 Feb 2007 (Dec 1)


The 28th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA

February 14-17, 2007

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico


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. The deadline for proposals has been extended to December 1.


The 2007 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.h-net.org/~swpca/


Now accepting proposals for "Music and Politics" (formerly "Protest Music") in the Music Area, a well-represented area with outstanding participants in years past. We welcome proposals on the interaction of music and political activity-broadly defined-their role in American popular culture, including storytelling, film, television, radio, literature, and the Internet. Prospective topics include:

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 résumé (3-page maximum) and a 250-word abstract, including name, institutional affiliation if any, and working title.


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


Submission deadline is December 1 2006. The registration deadline is December 31, 2006. All participants must register by that date or will not be permitted to present or appear in the program.


Dr Christopher Smith

Vernacular Music Center

Department of Music History and Literature

School of Music MS 2033

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX 79409

806.742.2270 x249




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