17 - 21 MARCH 2010
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
2010 Program Committee: Michael Pisani, chair; Drew Edward Davies, Robin Elliott, Larry D. Hamberlin, Mary Ingraham, Felicia M. Miyakawa, and Gillian M. Rodger
The Society for American Music invites proposals for papers, papers on one of two seminar topics (see "New Seminar Format" below), additional panels of 2-3 papers, concerts, lecture-performances, and scholarly posters for its 36th Annual Conference. The conference will be held in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) March 17-21, 2010. The submission deadline for all proposals is Monday, 15 June 2009.
In addition to proposals on the topics of the seminar panels, we welcome proposals involving all facets of musical life in the Americas and manifestations of these cultures anywhere in the world.
For this conference we especially welcome proposals addressing:
* Cultural politics and the nation: the role of federal policies, government institutions, and public organizations in the creation, performance, and reception of music
* The role of French culture in shaping North American musical life, with a focus on Quebec, but also including Acadian and Creole cultures.
* The Idea of North (to cite Glenn Gould). [Are there measurable aspects of an identifiable "Northern culture" in music, comparable to the "U.S.Western" or "Southern" traditions?]
* Cross-border musical relations in the Americas (affecting musicians, institutions, organizations, cultural policies, etc.)
* The impact of immigration on musical life in the United States and Canada
* Music in Canada, including classical, popular, aboriginal, and traditional music (considered either in isolation or in contact with each other)
Presenters are required to register for the entire conference. The committee encourages proposals from those who did not present at the 2009 Denver meeting, but all proposals will be judged primarily on merit. With the exception of concerts or lecture-performance with
accompanying audio-visual materials, all proposals must be submitted electronically using the online submission form (see below).
Proposers for all except lecture-recitals must specify whether the proposal is for 1) paper, 2) poster, or 3) either presentation format, the latter to be determined by the Program Committee as it builds sessions. Individual or joint papers should be no longer than twenty minutes. Lecture-performances should be no longer than thirty minutes. For complete session proposals, the organizer should include an additional statement explaining the rationale for the session, in addition to abstracts for each paper.
New Seminar Format
Of the proposals submitted in January, 2009, the two selected by the program committee for the 2010 conference in Ottawa will be: