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Music and Constructions of the Human
Stanislaus, CA, October 1997


As part of the First Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference to be held at California State University, Stanislaus, October 17-19, 1997, I eagerly invite the submissions of papers and panels exploring Western and/or Non-Western music of any period or genre. Papers might consider such questions as, how does music shape identity? How does music, as an element of public display, mirror or transform social customs? Other topics for investigation might be Film and Scoring, Music Video, Alternative Music, Spirituals and the Blues, Gregorian Chants, the Politics of Musical Theatre, Opera, or Representations of Musicians. Papers may focus more specifically on themes such as Ballads, Politics, and Social Reform, Wagner and Anti-Semitism, 60's Rock and the Vietnam War, or Popular Music, Counter Culture, and Social Protest. Creative and/or analytical performance presentations are also welcome. A selection of conference papers will appear on a virtual journal. Conference Location: California State University, Stanislaus is situated in Northern California, midway between San Francisco and Yosemite. A day trip to Yosemite, a film presentation, and an evening concert are activities planned for participants. Please mail or fax abstracts of approximately 250 words by April 18, 1997 to: Ms. Kimberly Merenda Interdisciplinary Conference Committee English Department c/o The Graduate Journal California State University, Stanislaus 801 W. Monte Vista Avenue Turlock, CA 95382 USA Please direct questions and inquiries to: fax - +1-(209)667-3730 e-mail -