MACSEM 2017 -- March 11-12, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY -- CALL FOR PAPERS (Paper proposals due Feb. 10)

MACSEM 2017 CALL FOR PAPERS (Submission deadline Feb. 10, 2017)

Call for Papers
Society for Ethnomusicology, Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
March 11-12, 2017

The program committee cordially invites proposals for the 32nd annual chapter meeting of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (MACSEM), to be held at Cornell University, March 11-12, 2017.

The call is open to all topics, however, we are particularly interested in presentations centering around the theme of “Music and Political Change.” A recurring motif for ethnomusicologists, current events have directed our attention once again to relationships that music has with activism, government institutions, political economies, and media representation.

As such, the committee encourages proposals centering on, but not limited to:

   •       The politics of musical affect

   •       The protest song or anthem

   •       Community (re)building through music

   •       Music and violence

   •       Social and legal regulation of music

   •       The political role of music scholars within and outside of the academy

Clifford Murphy, Director of Folk and Traditional Arts for the National Endowment for the Arts will deliver this year’s keynote address. Murphy was previously the director of Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). In 2014, Murphy helped to establish a partnership with the University of Maryland Baltimore County to bring MSAC’s 40 years of folklife archives into the university library system, making the collection available to the public. Murphy holds a doctorate in Ethnomusicology from Brown University, has authored numerous publications, including a forthcoming book on country music traditions of the Mason-Dixon Line. An active member of the American Folklore Society and the Society for Ethnomusicology, Murphy has also co-produced a recurring radio program on Maryland folk traditions for WYPR Maryland Public Radio in Baltimore, Maryland.

Submission Guidelines

Proposals should be sent to Kyle Chattleton (committee chair) at kc2ge@virginia.edu by February 10, 2017. Decisions will be announced by February 17. Please include the following in your email.

   •       Name

   •       Institutional affiliation

   •       Title of proposal

   •       Email address

   •       Document file (.doc or .docx), which will include proposal title and abstract (do not include any identifying markers, such as your name)

The committee will consider paper submissions from across all disciplines as they relate to music/sound. Additionally, presentations outside the realm of the traditional paper format are encouraged. If proposing a panel, please include an abstract detailing the scope of the panel, in addition to the number of panel members. Individual papers/presentations will be limited to 20 minutes with an additional 10-minute question period. Panels will be limited to 15 minutes per presenter (4-6 per panel), in addition to a 20-minute question period. Please keep your proposal abstract to no more than 250 words.

Any additional questions can be directed to Kyle Chattleton (kc2ge@virginia.edu).