Feminist Theory and Music 12: FTM 20 to 21—New Voices in the New Millennium
Call for Proposals: Papers and Performances
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.
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
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
Please specify any audio-visual or other equipment requests. E-mail your abstracts to Gayle Murchison,
FemTheoryMus@wm.edu, with "FTM2013 Proposal” in the subject line. Proposals are due March 1, 2013.
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, FemTheoryMus@wm.edu.
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.
For more information about Hamilton College, please visit http://www.hamilton.edu/admission/visiting.
Please direct questions about the conference program to Gayle Murchison, FemTheoryMus@wm.edu.