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Call for Papers: Media, Culture and Mediating Culture

The Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium Presented by University of Florida Student Society for Musicology

Date: March 20, 2010

Deadline for abstracts: March 5, 2010

Place: Friends of Music Room, University Auditorium, UF Campus

The University of Florida Student Society for Musicology will host its fourth annual symposium on Saturday, March 20. This year's theme is Media, Culture and Mediating Culture. We are currently accepting submissions of abstracts until March 5.

The purpose of this symposium is to explore the ways in which culture is disseminated, contested, promoted, maintained or otherwise mediated via traditional, popular and emerging technologies. We are particularly interested in studies that pertain to intersections of the humanities, especially fine and performing arts, with print media, television and the Internet. 

This theme, however, should be broadly considered, with topics that can include, but are not limited to:

Interpreting forms, methods, and meanings in propaganda and the dissemination thereof

The role of the media in creating new identities: past, present, and future

Philosophies of media and the culture of technology

Anthropological approaches to media and multimedia in theory or practice

Historiographic approaches to media: intellectual histories, cultural theory

Mediating religion

Music, media and sexuality

Multimedia and new technologies in the performing arts and music composition

Collaborative and interactive efforts in the making of the media

Explorations of visual media

Images and music in promotion and advertising

Changing signs for a changing audience

Pedagogical approaches to teaching with or about media

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. Please limit abstract length to 250 words, including any equipment requirements. Include your name, university and department.

For more information, and to submit your abstract, please contact: [log in to unmask]