Spanish musics and their [Western] Others: Negotiating identity and exoticism

SYMPOSIUM:
Spanish musics and their [Western] Others: Negotiating identity and exoticism

The conference programme and registration details are now available here.


Original Call for Papers

Friday 7 – Saturday 8 December 2012
The University of Melbourne, Australia

Western Music and entertainment have drawn on features of Spanish music and dance since at least the Napoleonic wars. In turn, constructions of musical exoticism based on Hispanic tropes have informed different manifestations of Spanish musical nationalism, as well as regional and popular musics of Spain. These “Spanish” musical identities have evolved and been reconfigured according to the dictates of competing cultural, political and social factors, yet Spain’s unique position and its enactment of cultural identity cannot easily be reconciled within current narratives of musical nationalism and exoticism.

Papers are invited that examine Spanish musical identity, engage with Western evocations of Spanish music, or explore such repertories in relation to constructions of nationalism and exoticism since 1800.

Papers may address repertories or issues relating to one of the following areas (or others related to the conference theme):

Western art music
Dance and theatrical spectacle
National and regional musics
Popular musics
Flamenco
Music and film

Please submit an abstract of not more than 250 words, with a brief biographical note,
to Michael Christoforidis, by emailing mchri@unimelb.edu.au
by Monday 30 April 2012
Paper-givers will be notified by mid-May, but if you need earlier notification, please indicate this in your submission.

There will be a publication of refereed proceedings.

Accommodation (2 nights) will be provided for international presenters.

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Dr Michael Christoforidis
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (Parkville)
Faculty of the VCA and Music
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010 AUSTRALIA

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