CALL FOR PAPERS – 7th Biennial, February 28-29, 2020. Keynote Speaker: Kwami Coleman (NYU). Deadline for Abstracts: Dec 4, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
How does sound participate in constructing social, ideological, and conceptual spaces? How do different spaces afford particular configurations of sound to certain people and groups? The organizing committee of the Yale Graduate Music Symposium welcomes abstracts on the topic of “Sounding Spaces.” Intersections of sound and space reveal some of the processes through which the two co-produce one another; whether through shifting behavioral codes implicit in the soundscapes of public and private spaces; the ways in which people throughout history have charted human difference through sonic territories; spatial metaphors that shape understandings of sound; or ideas of past, present, and future that manifest through sound, organizing modes of self-fashioning in social space. Sounding spaces are sites for both naturalizing and contesting politics of identity, alterity, and cultural power. We hope that this conference will foster a rich exchange of critical perspectives on the theme by bringing together graduate students representing a variety of intellectual disciplines and backgrounds.