Proposals are due February 6, 2015
Conference dates: August 5–9, 2015
The conference theme, Feminism and Black Critical Praxis in an Age of Scarcity, is in conversation with the 2013 theme, New Voices in the New Millennium, and seeks to explore the sustainability of feminist and critical race work in a new century marked by diminishing resources. The program committee plans panels on the broad themes of gender, race and labor, public feminisms, institutions and difference, and theory as a transferrable skill. The Program Committee especially seeks participants willing to engage substantively with the historical and contemporary contestations of race and gender. Given the meeting’s location and joint sponsorship, the Program Committee welcomes submissions that engage specifically with Chicago and the larger Midwest region as well as with the tensions of urban and rural identities.
The Program Committee likewise welcomes participants from within and without the academy and from any disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective that addresses music in relation to the African Diaspora, diverse communities, feminism, gender, or sexuality. Proposals focusing on current social issues and any area of music and gender are also encouraged. Proposals for 90-minute panels of various structures are also welcome. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words for scholarly papers of 20 minutes in length. Proposals for panels should include the overall theme of the panel and individual abstracts of each presentation (presentation abstracts should be 250 words maximum). Please specify any AV or other equipment needs, although we may not be able to provide all requested equipment.
We also invite proposals for musical performances and lecture-recitals. Performances may be of varying lengths. Lecture-recitals may not exceed 35 minutes in length. Proposals for both performances and lecture-recitals should include the following:
- an abstract no longer than 250 words;
- requests for equipment or other needs;
- length of the work or program;
- brief biographies for any performers you will supply;
- name(s) of work(s) to be performed;
- if possible, links to mp3 samples of works.
The Performance Committee will consider other proposal formats for alternative modes of presentation.