Call for Papers 2017 IASPM-ANZ Conference: Mixing Pop and Politics

Mixing Pop and Politics: Subversion, Resistance and Reconciliation in Popular Music
IASPM-ANZ 2017 Conference
December 4-6, 2017
Massey University, Wellington, Aotearoa/New ZealandForty years ago, the story goes, punk broke. Not for the first time, and not the last. History provides us with ample examples of the power of popular music to speak to, through, and against various political moments. The contemporary situation also offers countless opportunities to explore how popular music revisits, reconstitutes, rewrites and reconciles itself to this past. At the same time, it also points to new directions informed by the complicated position popular music occupies in relation to the shifting paradigms of power in which we currently find ourselves. This IASPM-ANZ conference aims to explore the complex politics of resistance, subversion, containment and reconciliation from now and then, as well as points in-between.
We are seeking papers and panel proposals that touch on, but are not restricted to, the following areas:• (We’re) Stranded: Punk and Post-Punk in Australia, New Zealand and Beyond
• I Will Survive: The Politics of Pleasure and Popular Music
• You Don’t Own Me: Cultivating, Codifying and Commodifying Resistance
• You’ve Got the Power: Populism, Authoritarianism, Anarchy and Popular Music
• This Machine Kills Fascists: Technologies, Politics and Popular Music
• The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Popular Music on Screen(s)
• Here’s Where The Story Ends: Alternate Histories of Popular Music
• Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: Of DJs, Dancefloors and Discos
• We Are the Robots: Resistant, Reconciled, Reconstituted, Recombinant Bodies in Popular Music
• If You’re Feeling Sinister: Affect, Emotion and the Subversive Power of Popular Music
• Playing With a Different Sex: Otherness and Othering in Popular Music
• A Whisper to a Scream: Silence, Distortion, Amplification and the Politics of SoundAbstracts should be no more than 250 words, and should include 3-5 keywords. Please submit abstracts in doc, docx, rtf format, and send as “last name.xxx” to iaspmanz2017@nullgmail.com.
Deadline for abstract submission: June 1st 2017.
All participants must be members of IASPM. If you are not a member, details on how to join are available here: http://iaspm.org.au/membership/.
We encourage all members of IASPM-International to consider attending.
Best regards from the organising committee,
Kim Cannady (Victoria University)
Olivia Lucas (Victoria University)
Norman Meehan (Massey University)
Geoff Stahl (Victoria University)
Oli Wilson (Massey University)

IASPM-ANZ 2012 Conference

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Abstract now due by 28 May 2012.

Call for papers
Shifting Sounds: Musical Flow
IASPM-ANZ 2012 Conference
University of Tasmania, Hobart
5-7 December 2012

We are delighted to announce the call for papers for the 2012 annual conference of IASPM-ANZ. This year, the conference will be organized by Dr Michelle Phillipov, and held at the University of Tasmania. We are pleased to stage our annual event in Hobart in keeping with the rotating conference schedule of Australia and New Zealand locations. Continue reading “IASPM-ANZ 2012 Conference”

SYMPOSIUM: Spanish musics and their [Western] Others: Negotiating identity and exoticism

Friday 7 – Saturday 8 December 2012

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Western Music and entertainment have drawn on features of Spanish music and dance since at least the Napoleonic wars. In turn, constructions of musical exoticism based on Hispanic tropes have informed different manifestations of Spanish musical nationalism, as well as regional and popular musics of Spain. These “Spanish” musical identities have evolved and been reconfigured according to the dictates of competing cultural, political and social factors, yet Spain’s unique position and its enactment of cultural identity cannot easily be reconciled within current narratives of musical nationalism and exoticism. Continue reading “SYMPOSIUM: Spanish musics and their [Western] Others: Negotiating identity and exoticism”

Inaugural Celebrity Studies Conference

Call for papers
December 12-14th 2012
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Deadline for abstracts and panels: March 5th 2012 (individual papers: 500words, +50 word bio; and for 3x person panels: panel title, lead/contact person; 3x 500 word abstracts, plus 3x individual 50 word biographies)

Successful abstracts notified by: 6th April

Enquiries/abstracts to: celebritystudies@nullgmail.com

Conference Website: www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/scca/events/celebrity

Sponsored by the Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention, Deakin University Continue reading “Inaugural Celebrity Studies Conference”