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Symposium on Popular Dance and Music

University of Surrey, Guildford, Saturday 20th October 2007

The Department of Dance Studies
The Department of Music and Sound Recording
University of Surrey
in collaboration with
The Society for Dance Research
Call for Papers
From the ragtime era of the early twentieth century through to the recent
practices of contemporary club cultures, dance and music have been
inextricably linked in a diversity of contexts that include the film and
television screen, bars, ballrooms and dancehalls, street sites and the
commercial stage.

While there is a long tradition of scholarship within the disciplines of
Dance and Music Studies that focuses specifically on ^̀art dance and
music¹, it is more recently that scholars within these fields have called
into question this canonical paradigm through interrogating dance and
music practices located in the popular domain.  Even then, there is little
research that addresses the dance-music relationship.

The symposium committee invites proposals from researchers and
practitioners working broadly in the areas of popular dance and/or music
as a means to illuminate both shared and divergent issues, theories and
Friday 22nd June 2007
Symposium Committee: Sherril Dodds, Tim Hughes, Clare Parfitt, Patricia
Guidelines for Proposals
1. Format
·     Presentations may take the forms of papers or lecture-demonstrations
·     Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes in length
2. Abstracts
·     An abstract of 300 words that outlines the research area and key
      issues within a clearly articulated methodology is required
·     An indicative bibliography of 4-5 key texts should be included
·     The name of the speaker and the title of the paper should also be
      enclosed on a separate sheet of paper as the abstracts will be blind
3. Further information
·     If speakers intend to present a lecture-demonstration, please 
      indicate what your space requirements might be for this
·     Please identify any AVS equipment that you might need for the
      presentation: Video/DVD playback, data projector, OHP
3. How to apply
Please send the following information to the symposium committee by Friday
22 June 2007:
·     Abstract (including title)
·     Bibliography
·     Name and title of paper on a separate sheet of paper
·     Contact name address and telephone number
·     AVS needs
Please send the above information either by e-mail or in hard copy to:
Dr Sherril Dodds, Symposium on Popular Dance and Music, Department of
Dance Studies, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU7 7XH.
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