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North American British Music Studies Association Biennial Conference 2014: Call for Proposals

Published: July 18, 2013

The North American British Music Studies Association will hold its Sixth Biennial Conference from Thursday through Sunday, 31 July to 3 August 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Proposals on topics related to all aspects of British music and musical life in general throughout Britain, the Empire, and beyond are welcome. Those that draw upon interdisciplinary or broader cultural contexts are particularly welcome.

Presentations may take a variety of formats, including individual papers of twenty minutes in length, workshops involving group participation, roundtable discussions, lecture-recitals, and themed panel sessions. The Nicholas Temperley Prize will be awarded for the best scholarly presentation given by a graduate student.

Proposal format and content

  • For individual papers, abstracts not exceeding 350 words should clearly present the title, the subject, the methodology, the argument, and the significance of the findings.
  • For presentations in other formats, proposals should be of similar length (maximum 350 words); they should clearly state and justify the intended format, including amount of time requested, and should indicate the originality and significance of the material to be delivered.
  • Those proposing lecture-recitals must also include recordings of the proposed performer(s) playing examples of the proposed repertory if not of the exact proposed work(s).
  • Anyone proposing a lecture-recital should attach a short biography.
  • All proposals should also indicate audio-visual needs (in a separate line at the end of the abstract, not included in word count).
  • Students should identify themselves as such on the non-anonymous copy of the abstract (see below), so that their papers can be considered for the Temperley Prize.

 

Proposal transmission procedures

  • Proposals should be sent via e-mail attachment to the Program Committee Chair Roberta Montemorra Marvin (roberta-marvin@uiowa.edu) with the subject-line NABMSA 2014 Proposal.
  • The e-mail should carry two attachments in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx, or .rtf only).
    • The first attachment (file name = anonymous submission_short title of the proposal) should include within the text only title and abstract.
    • The second attachment (file name = your own last name_short title of the proposal) should contain within the text your name, address, telephone, fax, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation or city, along with the paper title and abstract. The content of this second attachment should also be pasted into the body of the e-mail in case of transmission problems.
  • Audio or video recordings supporting proposals for lecture-recitals are required (demo disc, .mp3 files, etc.) and should be received (electronically) by the same deadline as the abstract (see below). Please contact the Program Chair via email for instructions on how to transmit these materials electronically. Do not send them as email attachments.
  • The deadline for all submissions is midnight, Eastern Standard Time, 20 January 2014.

It is the policy of the Association that all presenters be members in good standing. More information about NABMSA and its activities may be seen on the Association’s web site, http://nabmsa.org/conferences/2014-biennial-conference/.

 

Submissions will be acknowledged within four days of receipt. Participants will be notified of the acceptance by mid-March 2014. Program Committee for 2014: Roberta Montemorra Marvin (University of Iowa), chair; Christopher Scheer (Utah State University), Derek Scott (University of Leeds); Amanda Eubanks Winkler (Syracuse University)