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International Conference on Music and Postmodern Cultural Theory

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International Conference on Music and Postmodern Cultural Theory The
University of Melbourne Victoria 3010 Australia 5-6 December 2006

Twenty years after the term ‘postmodernism’ became common currency in
analyses of contemporary literature, architecture, visual arts,
philosophy and popular culture, we still find the editor of the
Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism (2004) lamenting ‘the strange
absence of a mature postmodernist discourse within music studies,’
and suggesting that ‘the relative conservatism and autonomy of the
world of academic music study may account for its long resistance to
postmodernist formulations and arguments.’

This conference, supported by the Australian Research Council, will
contribute to the maturing of that discourse, by bringing together
scholars with interests in music and in ‘postmodern cultural theory.’

The call for papers has now closed. A list of confirmed speakers and
their paper titles is available on the conference web site: http://
www.english.unimelb.edu.au/FrontPageDoc/Music&PostmodConf.html

Early-bird registrations are due by 1 August and forms can be
downloaded from the web site.

Please check the web site for further information and send enquiries
to: pomo-music@unimelb.edu.au

Conference convenor:
David Bennett
Department of English with Cultural Studies
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia
Tel. +61 3 8344 5006/7 Fax +61 3 8344 5495


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