University of Newcastle upon Tyne
To be hosted by International Centre for Music Studies & School of Modern Languages, University of Newcastle in conjunction with Newcastle Insitute for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (NIASSH), the School of Modern Languages, University of Nottingham, The Sage Gateshead and Name.
Contributions are invited to the above conference which aims to bring together scholars from all over the world, in any discipline, working on popular musics from Hispanic and Lusophone communities worldwide (plus groups within those communities who are not Spanish/Portuguese speakers).
The official languages of the conference are English, Spanish and Portuguese.
We would be particularly interested in papers, panels and workshops on the following themes, although these should not be taken as exclusive:
• Diaspora, displacement, migration, transnationalism
• Identity (race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class etc.)
• Hybridity and transculturation
• Multi- and polyculturalism
• Mass media and modernity
• Indigenous and folk musics
• Tradition and authenticity
• Postmodern and Postcolonial approaches
• Global, national and local dynamics
• Genre and/or style studies
• History, memory and nostalgia
• Cultures of resistance
Please contact the organisers if you have suggestions for performance-based activities.
There will be an extensive programme of cultural events around the city of Newcastle and Gateshead organised in conjuction with Name involving leading local arts organisations such as Northern Stage and The Sage Gateshead.
Papers should be designed to last no more than 20 minutes. Please send an abstract of no more than 200 words and any panel proposals to the conference administrator Sarah Barber with the subject heading ‘Popular Musics Conference’ by June 30, 2005.