The Music, Language, and Culture Workshop

EthNoise! Symposium, May 24: Call for Papers


EthNoise! The Ethnomusicology Workshop at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce its 2008 Symposium, entitled “Musical Meaning and its Media[tion].” The program committee welcomes abstracts for presentations that investigate the contributions of extra‐musical mediation to the construction of musical meaning. All repertories are welcome, and possible topics include (but are not limited to) the relationship between music and:

  • Dance
  • Everyday life
  • Film
  • Literary texts
  • Ritual
  • Subjectivities
  • Video games
  • Visual arts

Presentations will follow the standard format (20‐minute presentation followed by 10 minutes of discussion). Abstracts of 250 words or less should be submitted in two copies: one accompanied by the presenter’s name, departmental affiliation, and audio/video requirements and one which does not identify the presenter in any way. In order to be considered, abstracts must be submitted by Monday, April 7, 2008. They can be emailed to the program committee at

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