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CFP: 6th International Conference on the Blues

Monday, June 10, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Evangeline Mee
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The Sixth International Conference on the Blues will take place on October 4, 2019 at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.

Proposals are now being accepted for papers, presentations, lecture-performances, workshops, panels, and clinics.

Suggested topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • The Blues
  • African American musical traditions and influences on American music and culture
  • Music of the African Diaspora
  • The influence of gospel, spirituals, and soul music
  • The music of the American Civil Rights Movement
  • African American music as social commentary and protest
  • History and culture of the Mississippi Delta
  • Topics of an interdisciplinary nature are welcomed.

Papers are invited from scholars, including authors, performers, African American music enthusiasts, and independent researchers. Young and emerging scholars (graduate students, recent masters and doctoral graduates, and junior faculty) are also welcome.

All presentations will be a maximum of 20 minutes in length, followed by additional time for discussion, and should address a general audience of scholars, students, and blues fans.

Proposals must be submitted online. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 28, 2019Please include a description of the presentation, audio/visual equipment needs, and biographical information for all presenters. Please note that not all A/V requests may be granted. Presenters agree to appear at the conference at their own expense, which will include a registration fee of $100.

For more information, please contact Shelley Collins and Don Allan Mitchell at or visit the conference website


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