Call for Papers: SOCIETY FOR ETHNOMUSICOLOGY/SOUTHERN PLAINS CHAPTER

SOCIETY FOR ETHNOMUSICOLOGY/SOUTHERN PLAINS CHAPTER Call for Papers, 2014 Conference

AMS SouthWest SEM Southern Plains Chapter

The Society for Ethnomusicology/Southern Plains Chapter (SEMSP) is pleased to announce its annual meeting. It will be held on April 5‐6, 2014 at The University of Texas at Austin. This year’s meeting will be held in conjunction with the American Musicological Society Southwest Chapter, and seeks to provide opportunities for interdisciplinary panels and sessions. The Society for Ethnomusicology isdevoted to studying music in its cultural context throughout the world. The SEMSP Program Committee invites all SEM members as well as other students, faculty, and scholars to submit proposals for papers,panels, poster sessions, roundtable discussions, workshops, and audio‐visual presentations.

While there are no thematic restrictions for this year's conference, we would like to particularlyencourage submissions that intersect with issues of interest to members of the American Musicological Society and/or highlight the breadth of ethnomusicological research topics studied in the Southern Plains chapter at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Presentations that incorporate multiple theoretical orientations in one geographic area of study, or diverse ethnographic examples falling into a unifying theoretical frame, are welcome. Individual or group posters and videos may also be proposed. Students are invited to submit their papers to be considered for the Vida Chenoweth Student Paper Prize. For more information, go to: http://katchie.com/semsouthernplains/Pages/SEMSP‐prize.html

All papers will be 20 minutes in length, followed by a brief question and answer period. Those wishing to read papers or give presentations should send an abstract following the guidelines specified below. Those proposing panels should submit an abstract for each panelist as well as for the session as a whole. Roundtable proposals should include an abstract, a list of CONFIRMED participants, their academic positions, and the role that each participant will play on the roundtable.

ALL MATERIALS MUST ARRIVE BY JANUARY 22, 2014.

Registration, accommodation information, and a preliminary program will be posted on the SEMSP website (www.semsouthernplains.org). Those who submit proposals will be notified of their acceptance or non‐acceptance by February 22, 2014.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

Submit abstracts by e‐mail to semsouthernplains@gmail.com. Put your last name in the subject line of your e‐mail submission. All e‐mail submissions will be confirmed within 48 hours. If your submission is not confirmed, please e‐mail Program Chair Cora Piña at 10musicalfingers@gmail.com.

Proposals should be in the format of a Microsoft Word (.doc/docx) document or a Rich Text Format (.rtf) document only. Please do not send audio files or images with proposals.

1. Abstracts must be no more than 250 words. 2. Include a title. 3. Include a precise statement of problem, analytic framework, findings, and implications for the field of ethnomusicology. 4. Below your abstract, provide the following information:

Name(s): Institutional or other affiliation: Contact address: Business/home/cell phone: E-mail: Title of paper/panel/roundtable/poster session/workshop/AV presentation:

Format (indicate one): Paper Panel Poster session Roundtable Workshop AV presentation

Audiovisual equipment requested:

If you are a student, would you like to be considered for the Vida Chenoweth Student Paper Prize?