Monday, 27 July 2009

CFP: Music, Identity and Social Interaction (Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester)

MUSIC, IDENTITY, AND SOCIAL INTERACTION
ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC, MANCHESTER UK
2 - 3 FEBRUARY 2010
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

Keynote speakers:
Professor Tia DeNora (University of Exeter, UK)
Professor Raymond MacDonald (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK)

This international conference focuses on the construction of musical identities through spoken interaction. Empirical and theoretical research on music and identity construction, using a variety of qualitative methods, will be considered. In addition, methodological papers that discuss the collection and analysis of talk in a variety of musical contexts are welcome (e.g., interview, focus group, and naturally occurring data, and thematic analysis, grounded theory, discourse analysis, interpretative phenomenological analysis, conversation analysis etc.).

Papers reporting empirical research should present unpublished data from recent studies; abstracts reporting incomplete studies may be submitted provided analyses are complete by the time they are presented at the conference itself. Oral and poster presentations will be considered. Each oral presentation will last 25 minutes (not including questions).

Abstracts of 200-300 words should be sent to Antonia Ivaldi by 1st October, 2009. One side of A4 should be submitted that includes: (1) title, (2) author name, institution and contact details (which will be removed for blind peer-review), (3) type of presentation (oral or poster), and (4) abstract (to include background, method, results and discussion, and conclusion for empirical papers).

Scientific committee
Prof Jane Davidson (UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA/UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, UK)
Dr Mike Forrester (UNIVERSITY OF KENT, UK)
Dr Jane Ginsborg (ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC, UK)
Dr Terrence Hays (UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND, AUSTRALIA)
Dr Antonia Ivaldi (ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC, UK)
Prof Dorothy Miell (OPEN UNIVERSITY, UK)
Dr Susan O’Neill (UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO, CANADA)
Dr Clemens Wöllner (ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC, UK)

Important dates:
1st October 2009 – Abstract submission deadline
23rd November 2009 – Notification of acceptance
1st December 2009 – Registration opens

Details regarding registration are to come. For enquiries, please contact: Antonia Ivaldi (Antonia.Ivaldi [at] rncm.ac.uk)

We look forward to receiving your abstracts, and to welcoming you to Manchester.

Conference committee:
Dr Antonia Ivaldi (Chair) (RNCM)
Dr Jane Ginsborg (RNCM)
Dr Clemens Wöllner (RNCM)

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