We are happy to announce the 2010-2011
collaborative conference between The Ohio State University Folklore Student
Association and the Folklore & Ethnomusicology Student Associations at Indiana
University. The theme of the conference will be Mediating Culture: Experience, Harmony, and Discord.
This conference aims to create a space for graduate and
undergraduate students to share their research in folklore, ethnomusicology,
cultural studies, material culture, performance studies, and related
disciplines connected to the study of academic and vernacular interpretation of
year’s conference seeks to explore the following questions:
should we or could we define, describe, and theorize mediation?
does mediation alter the experience of culture? How does writing about culture
further mediate experience?
What is the role of mediation in the construction of identities?
do communities negotiate the aesthetics of harmony and discord?
(5) How does mediated culture bring about or inhibit
(6) Who has the agency in cultural mediation?
*Abstracts exploring other themes will also be
seeking papers and posters that engage the following topics/themes as they relate to "Mediation”:
Dialogue / Translation / Performance / Fusion / Exchange / Technology / Conflict / Reconciliation / Negotiation / Mobility / Liminality / Borders or boundaries