Reminder:“Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of Prince”
Reminder: CFP: “Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of
Prince” A two-day international conference hosted by The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and
the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
24th-26th May 2017 at Media City UK, University of Salford, UK.
Keynote Speakers now confirmed:
Dez Dickerson: Former Prince guitarist (Q&A with Ken Paulson, Dean of the College
of Media & Entertainment, Middle Tennessee State University).
Dr. Sarah Niblock (University of Westminster): Co-author of Prince: The Making of a
Pop Music Phenomenon.
• Dr. Mike Alleyne, Dept. of Recording Industry, College of Media & Entertainment,
Middle Tennessee State University
• Dr. Kirsty Fairclough, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK
Proposals are invited for a two-day international conference on the life and legacy of
This conference aims to provide fresh perspectives on the creative and commercial
dimensions of Prince’s career, re-examining the meanings of his work in the context
of his unexpected death.
This conference seeks to address the issue of Prince’s significant influence and
lasting appeal from a number of multi-disciplinary perspectives. We welcome
proposals from scholars in the fields of popular music studies, sound studies,
gender studies, cultural studies, television studies, celebrity studies, film studies,
visual arts, performance studies, digital and social media and related disciplines.
The conference presents a timely consideration of the cultural impact, iconic status
of Prince and his global legacies across many media platforms. It will examine all
aspects of his creative output and the ways in which it intersects with video,
performance, literature, theatre, film, digital culture. design and fashion.
Single and panel proposals are invited on, but are not limited to, the following:
Prince as musician.
Prince as songwriter.
Prince and fandom.
Prince and racial representations.
Prince, feminism and gender relations.
Prince as actor.
Prince and performance style.
Prince’s music videos.
Prince and fashion.
Prince as star/celebrity.
Prince and media representations.
Prince as enigma.
Deadline for abstracts: 31st January, 2017
Panel proposals should consist of a 500 word abstract plus a 100
word biography from each participant.
Proposals should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual submissions should consist of 300 word abstracts plus a 100 word
biography and should be sent to: email@example.com