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"Music & the Moving Image" Graduate Conference

University of California, Santa Barbara
January 14-15, 2006

The UCSB Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) is calling
for submissions for their interdisciplinary "Music and the Moving Image"
Graduate Conference.  The conference will be held at the University of
California, Santa Barbara on January 14th and 15th, 2006.

This conference--run by graduate students, for graduate students--seeks to
explore the interaction between the moving image and music, sound, and
even "silence" through a wide variety of interdisciplinary approaches.  
We welcome papers discussing the interaction of all types of visual and
auditory media including film, television, digital media, sound, noise,
dialogue, etc.  The conference will focus on the convergence of
music/sound and image in all of its various formal, cultural, and
aesthetic manifestations.  We anticipate that possible topics could
  • Musical/sound narration, trends in film scoring
  • Technical apparatus and techniques of sound
  • The industry-marketing, underscoring, censorship, copyright, independent productions, commercial
  • Genre and its boundaries: melodrama, cartoons, the musical, silent, action, etc.
  • Epistemologies of sound, semiotics of sound
  • Synesthesia: experience and representation, difference and disabilities
  • Embodiment and Affect
  • Cross cultural perspectives, national and international cinemas
  • Representations of music and musicians
  • Memory, desire, nostalgia
  • Political mobilization
  • Gender and performativity
  • Identity and its discontents
  • Fan cultures: discovered soundtracks, slash, cult classics
Please send a 200 to 300 word abstract of your paper to no later than October 1, 2005.

Abstracts can either be included in the body of the e-mail or attached as a Microsoft Word document. Any questions regarding the conference may also be sent to the above address.

Details on travel, accommodations and the keynote address will be forthcoming. Updated information will be posted on our website:

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