UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] âMusic and Politicsâ at SW/TX-PCA/ACA 13-16 Feb 2008 (Dec 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher J Smith

UPDATE: “Music and Politics” at SW/TX-PCA/ACA 13-16 Feb 2008 (Dec 1)

The 28th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February 13â€"16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The SW/TX 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. In
order to maximize the pool of submissions, the deadline for proposals has
been extended to December 1.

The 2008 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico
at the Hyatt Regency downtown, and the Keynote Speaker will be Joy Harjo,
an internationally known poet, performer, writer and musician of the
Mvskoke/Creek Nation. Further details regarding the conference (listing of
all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at

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
activityâ€"broadly definedâ€"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; Dr Smith will coordinate the panel
but it will be chaired, in his absence, by a qualified substitute.
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. For graduate students
a complete list of SW/TX PCA/ACA awards and submission information is
available at the conference website

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

Submission deadline is December 1 2007. The registration deadline is
December 31, 2007. 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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