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Queer Vibrations
A Two-Day, Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference on music and queerness

Cornell University, New York, Friday 30 - Saturday 31 March 2007

Call for Papers

Keynote Speakers

Suzanne Cusick, Associate Professor of Music at NYU, is currently
completing a monograph on the early 17th-century singer, teacher and
composer Francesca Caccini (University of Chicago Press). She has also
chaired the Gay and Lesbian Study Group of the American Musicological
Society and served on the editorial board of the Society's journal. Her
research interests include music-making in relation to identity and
embodiment, feminist approaches to music history and criticism, and queer
studies in music.

Judith Peraino, Associate Professor of Music at Cornell University, is the
author of Listening to the Sirens: Musical Technologies of Queer Identity
from Homer to Hedwig (University of California Press, 2006). Her research
interests range from medieval secular songs and motets, to the rock
artists PJ Harvey and Blondie.

Call for Papers
Proposals are especially welcomed on (though are by no means limited to)
the following: music and queer representation in popular culture, gay and
lesbian historiography and musical reception, the relationship between
performativity, performance and embodiment in queer music-making, and the
impact of queer anti-identitarian politics on critical investigations into
race, class and sexuality within the field of ethnomusicology.

Papers should last 20 minutes (c. 2400 words). Individuals should submit:
(1) paper title, (2) abstract (c. 200-250 words) (3) a brief biography
(50-100 words), (4) institutional affiliation and address, (5)
audio-visual requirements.

E-mail proposals to Rachel Lewis or post them to:
Rachel Lewis
Queer Vibrations
391 Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-7601

The closing date for the submission of proposals is Friday 1 December 2006
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