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Pushing Boundaries: Extreme Folklore and Ethnomusicology Conference
Bloomington, April 2005


Pushing Boundaries: Extreme Folklore and Ethnomusicology Conference

April 1-2, 2005

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

This is a graduate student run and directed conference intended for
graduate students in folklore, ethnomusicology, and related disciplines to
present materials that expand the boundaries of the conference format and
the theoretical orientations of our respective disciplines.

This conference provides an opportunity to engage in formal discourse with
graduate students from other universities and programs in our scholarly
community. This conference will focus on providing a less intimidating
environment for graduate students to present new and forward-thinking

We have chosen to organize it into five categories of presentation, which
we are tentatively considering sessions; however, the modes of
presentation are necessarily open for discussion and will partly depend on
the proposals we receive. Initially the categories are:

-         Theory
-         Applied work
-         Technology
-         Field work
-         Alternative modes of representation


Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words and are due by January 2, 2005
via email to Please list Spring Conference in
subject heading. Abstracts should be sent as attachments using either MS
Word or RTF formats, and names should be left off the attachment.
Acceptance notification will be via email and will be sent beginning
February 2, 2005.

Panel proposals are also welcome. Please send proposal for panel abstract
with paper abstracts.

Questions about submissions or the conference should be sent to A conference website is forthcoming.

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