Call for Papers

The Third Annual Symposium of the University of Florida Student Society for Musicology

"Interdisciplinary Methods, Sources, and Goals"

Date: March 21st, 2009
Deadline for abstracts: March 2nd, 2009
Place: UF Campus, TBD

The University of Florida Student Society for Musicology will host its third annual symposium on Saturday, March 21st.  This year's theme is "Interdisciplinary Methods, Sources, and Goals" and we are currently accepting submissions of abstracts until February 27th.  As disciplines throughout the arts and humanities grow and change, it is becoming increasingly useful and necessary to look across boundaries for effective and novel methodologies, interpretations, and inspirations. Simultaneously, researchers, artists and performers are turning inwards to revisit, critique, and revise their fields in light of recent interdisciplinary thought. The purpose of this symposium is  to explore the ways in which interdisciplinary methods, sources, or goals expand the scope and impact of any given project.

Topics can include but are not limited to:

-       Gender and identity in the arts

-       Music and nationalistic or oppositional programs

-       Semiotics or other linguistic methodologies

-       Anthropology of dance

-       Language and, in, or about the arts

-       Approaches to teaching

-       Multimedia and performance art

-       Studies of reception and criticism across cultures

Descriptive and/or theoretical submissions for papers will be considered equally.  Paper presentations will be limited to twenty minutes, followed by ten minutes of discussion.  Video submissions, as well as proposals for live performances, are also welcome, subject to time/venue availability. Submissions from across the disciplines are strongly encouraged, especially those from literary studies, history, political science, religion, anthropology, visual arts, theatre, and dance. Please limit abstract length to 250 words, including any equipment requirements. Include your name, university, department, and a short biographical statement.

For more information, and to submit your abstract, please contact:  
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