Call for Papers: Race, Sound, & Performance
Deadline: January 11, 2012
The Spring 2012 Current Musicology Issue 93 will be devoted to the intersections of sound, race, and performance. As sound is central to how humans understand themselves, others, and their environments, we are seeking submissions that critically engage the ways in which constructions of race are created and negotiated through sound and music.
The editors of Current Musicology are offering a broad call unrestricted to topic, time period, or methodology. But we ask that all submissions are critically engaged with the production of music and/or sound within culture, and the ways in which music and/or sound impacts understandings of racial and ethnic identity. Authors are also encouraged to engage the mobilization of sound through performance, and the ways in which identity is “performed” through racialized understandings and conceptions of sound.
This call is open to scholars from a broad range of disciplines including, but not limited to: Ethnomusicology, Musicology, Music Theory, Anthropology, African-American Studies, Latin American Studies, European Studies, Asian Studies, African Studies, Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, English, Comparative Literature, Critical Race Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Sound Studies, as well as to independent scholars who are working critically with sound and music.
The deadline for submissions is January 11, 2012 for spring publication. For submissions guidelines, please visit our website at http://music.columbia.edu/~curmus/
For information regarding how to submit an article, please refer to
our instructions for contributors.
Dodge Hall, MC 1812
York, NY 10027
current-musicology @ columbia.edu
We welcome submissions from any scholar actively engaged in music
research. In keeping with the original mission of Current Musicology,
we encourage scholars in the first stages of their academic careers
to submit work for consideration. Submissions should be 1530
pages double-spaced (approximately 3,500 to 9.000 words),
including musical examples, and should be accompanied by:
A cover letter including your current mailing and e-mail addresses;
A 250-word abstract of your article;
Three copies of your manuscript (one copy for electronically submitted articles).
Because we review submissions anonymously, we ask you to remove your
name and any other identifying information from the manuscript. Please
refer also to our general guidelines
for submitting manuscripts to the journal. Manuscripts will not be
Further information about the journal is available through this website.
Questions should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief at current-musicology @ columbia.edu