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IMAGE, MUSIC, IDENTITY: Constructing and Experiencing Identities through Music within Visual Culture

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IMAGE, MUSIC, IDENTITY:
Constructing and Experiencing Identities through Music within Visual Culture

An RMA Study Day, 6 June 2009, University of Nottingham

Keynotes:
Charlotte Demille (Courtauld Institute of Art)
Danae Stefanou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Call for papers:

Personal and collective identities in widely differing contexts and time-frames – from Isabella d'Este (1490s) to 2Pac (1990s), and beyond – may hinge on the deployment of musical strategies which rely on modes of visual representation. The encoding of music into the visual, from notation and painted allegory to album art, multimedia and performance, can reveal much about the people involved in its creation and reception, their contexts, and their ideological and aesthetic priorities. What are these encodings; what roles do they fulfil in the embodiment and playing out of identities; and how can music contribute to the study of visual and performative modalities within culture and history?

We welcome proposals (300 words) for 20 min papers, round tables and themed sessions, addressing the subject at any date, location or genre, and from any disciplinary angle. All are welcome, and postgraduate students are encouraged to submit. The deadline is 31 March 2009.

Contact Tim Shephard: amxts@nottingham.ac.uk
For full details see www.imagemusicidentity.org

 

 


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