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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

up coming event | "Locating American Popular Music: Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality"

City University of New York Graduate Students in Music 14th Annual Symposium
 Saturday, 14 May 2011
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

The meeting will be led and moderated by MAUREEN MAHON, Associate Professor of Music, New York University.

The CUNY Graduate Center's Music Ph.D. - D.M.A. program invites applications from graduate students for participation in its Graduate Students in Music Symposium (GSIM 2011).  The symposium will consist of two parts:  a morning seminar for the participants, conducted by Professor Mahon; and an afternoon workshop, moderated by Professor Mahon, during which a selected number of student papers will be the focus for group discussion and critique.

The symposium will focus on the intersections between the social constructions of race, class, gender, and sexuality within American popular music.  Students in all musical disciplines are encouraged to apply, especially those interested in American studies, media theory, critical race theory, cultural studies, and identity.

Students wishing to apply as participants must write a brief 100-word statement about their experience and/or interest in the topic of the study day.  The statement must also include the applicant's name, institution, e-mail address, and phone number.  Applicants are advised that the selected participants will be responsible for several reading and writing assignments completed prior to the symposium, and for actively contributing in seminar and paper workshop discussions.

Students wishing to propose papers for the paper workshop must submit a 300-word abstract with a title, and a separate cover letter with the author's name, institution, e-mail address, and phone number.  Authors of accepted proposals will be required to distribute their papers one week before the symposium.  Those applicants whose papers are not selected are invited to attend the symposium as participants; for applicants submitting abstracts, there is no need to submit the 100-word statement of interest.

The 14th Annual GSIM Conference is sponsored by the Doctoral Students' Council.

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