CFP: [Graduate] IU/OSU conference call for papers

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Jodine Perkins
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We are happy to announce the 2008-2009 collaborative conference between the
Indiana University
Folklore & Ethnomusicology Student Associations and The Ohio State
University Folklore Student
Association. This conference aims to create a space for graduate and
undergraduate students to share
their research in folklore, ethnomusicology, cultural studies, material
culture, performance studies, and
related disciplines, as it relates to the study of academic and vernacular
interpretation of everyday life.
“Public and Private”
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
March 27-28, 2009
This year’s conference seeks to explore the following questions:
(1) How do we negotiate notions of public and private in our work?
(2) What are we learning, and what can we teach others, about this seeming
(3) How might we think beyond sectors and consider public and private in
light of our
fieldwork, field notes, presentations, and as emerging in our research of
expressive forms?
We are seeking papers and posters that engage the following topics
as they relate to the theme of “Public and Private”:
We also welcome submissions of papers and posters on other topics.
The conference will have three opportunities for participation: paper
presentations, poster sessions,
and a discussion forum for all attendees. We will be accepting 250-word
abstracts for 20-minute
papers and poster presentations. We highly encourage poster submissions,
particularly for research
projects in progress, as there will be opportunities for active dialogue.
Abstracts must be submitted
by February 1, 2009. Please email submissions to
Please see the IU FSA website for details on submissions:
The discussion forum will allow all attendees to engage with enduring
issues in our fields and to
consider how those issues have emerged in their own research. Conference
attendees are encouraged
to submit three issues that have emerged in their own research for
inclusion in developing this forum.
Come join this important conversation. Remember, together we are shaping
the future of our fields!
For more information on the details of the conference (lodging, location,
etc.) visit in the coming months.
Please register for the conference by February 28, 2009!

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