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Feminist Theory and Music 12
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7/31/2013 to 8/4/2013
When: 7/31/2013
Where: Hamilton College
Clinton, New York 
United States
Contact: Gayle Murchison

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Feminist Theory and Music 12: FTM 20 to 21—New Voices in the New Millennium

Call for Proposals: Papers and Performances

The twelfth meeting of the international, biennial conference Feminist Theory and Music will take place at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, July 31-August 4. The conference program will include scholarly papers, lecture-recitals, and evening concert performances.

The conference theme, New Voices in the New Millennium, is in conversation with the 2011 theme, "Looking Backward, Forward, and Sideways” as it welcomes new voices with planned panels addressing gender and the music of diverse communities. Planned panels include those focusing on the role of women in contemporary gospel and feminism and expressions of funk.

We welcome proposals for scholarly papers from any disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective addressing music in relation to feminism, gender, or sexuality. The organizers especially encourage proposals addressing questions related to African American, Latin American, and Native American music. The committee also invites proposals related to gender, feminism, and ethnographic research; music and the body of the Other; music and prisons; poetry/spoken word, gender, and music; and immigration, transnationalism and musical diasporas. Proposals focusing on current social issues and any area of music and gender are also encouraged. Proposals for panels of three or four papers are also welcome.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words for scholarly papers of 20 minutes’ duration. Proposals for panels should include the overall theme of the panel and individual abstracts of each paper (paper abstracts should be 250 words maximum).

Please specify any audio-visual or other equipment requests. E-mail your abstracts to Gayle Murchison,, with "FTM2013 Proposal” in the subject line. Proposals are due March 1, 2013.

We also invite proposals for musical performances and lecture-recitals. Proposals for lecture-recitals not to exceed 35 minutes’ duration should take the form of an abstract no longer than 250 words. Please specify any equipment requests and the length of the lecture- recital, and identify works you will perform. E-mail your proposals to Gayle Murchison, as above.

Performances may be of varying lengths. Please provide the following in your proposal: 1) an abstract no longer than 250 words; 2) requests for equipment or other needs; 3) length of the work or program; 4) requests for Hamilton College performers (?); 5) brief biographies for any performers you will supply; 6) name(s) of work(s) to be performed; 7) if possible, email or links to mp3 samples of works. E-mail proposals to Gayle Murchison, Proposals are due March 1, 2013. When requested, follow up by sending a score and, if possible, a recording (CD) via regular mail to Gayle Murchison, Department of Music, Ewell Hall, PO Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795. Please provide postage-paid, self-addressed envelope if you would like your score returned. Please note that no funds are available to remunerate performers.

Hamilton College is located in scenic Central New York adjacent to the picturesque village of Clinton, approximately 10 miles from Utica and 45 miles from Syracuse. The campus is within an hour’s drive of the Adirondack Mountains and Park. Chartered in 1812, Hamilton enjoys a national reputation as a highly selective independent, coeducational, liberal arts college. The attractive campus, located on College Hill overlooking the Oriskany and Mohawk Valleys, features a mixture of traditional and modern architecture with excellent learning and recreational facilities and modern residence accommodations.

On-campus housing will be available for participants of the conference, as will the campus fitness center and golf course. Amtrak provides daily service to Utica, where taxi service is available to Clinton. Both Greyhound and Trailways offer bus service to Utica. Syracuse Airport, located 45 minutes west of Hamilton College, is serviced by several airlines including American, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, United and US Airways. Albany Airport, located 90 minutes east of Hamilton College, is serviced by Air Canada, Continental, Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways.

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Please direct questions about the conference program to Gayle Murchison,

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