Invitation and call for papers
SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN MUSIC
SEVENTH ANNUAL CONGRESS
Fort Hare University, East-London Campus
18-20 July, 2013
SASRIM cordially invites you to its 2013 annual congress to be held for the first time at the East-London campus of Fort Hare University. The conference will take on a distinct regional flavour with performances of local musics, workshops in applied ethnomusicology, and visits to historical sites and institutions.
The keynote speakers are well-known musicologists Susan McClary and Robert Walser (both from Case University in Cleveland, USA).
Submissions are invited on any research related to music. Presentations will be accepted solely on the basis of their quality, and not on their subject matter or approach. SASRIM hopes that the conference in this way will stimulate the submission of a wide variety of proposals, including those that may cross the boundaries of conventionally segregated disciplines and thereby offer new perspectives.
We extend a special invitation to students to submit proposals and use the conference as a forum for networking and their development. Students whose proposals are accepted may apply to SASRIM for limited financial support.
SASRIM invites proposals for
Proposals for all presentations, lecture-demonstrations and poster sessions must include
Proposals for panel discussions must include
Proposals must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 1 March 2013.
|Susan McClary||teaches courses in music history, music theory, and early-music performance practices. Her research focuses on the cultural criticism of music, both the European canon and contemporary popular genres. In contrast with an aesthetic tradition that treats music as ineffable and transcendent, her work engages with the signifying dimensions of musical procedures and deals with this elusive medium as a set of social practices. She is best known for her book Feminine Endings: Music, Gender, and Sexuality (1991), which examines cultural constructions of gender, sexuality, and the body in various musical repertories, ranging from early seventeenth-century opera to the songs of Madonna.|
|Robert Walser||earned doctoral degrees in both musical performance and musicology. He has published extensively on jazz and other popular musics, including his books Running with the Devil: Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal Music, and Keeping Time: Readings in Jazz History. He is currently working on projects concerning contemporary music production technology and the implications for humanists of recent research in neuroscience. Professor Walser has received NEH and ACLS fellowships and has twice won the Irving Lowens Award for Distinguished Scholarship in American Music.|
|Susan Mclary (2007 clip - 45:27 mins)|
See the SASRIM 2013 Conference Website for more details.
SASRIM Sixth Annual Conference, 2012
The Sixth Annual SASRIM Conference was held at Tshwane University of Technology from 19 to 21 July 2012. Proposals were invited on a wide range of music related topics, encouraging discussions across previously segregated sub-disciplines.
SASRIM Fifth Annual Conference, 2011
The Fifth Annual SASRIM conference was held at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, from 23 to 25 June 2011.
|SASRIM was founded in order to draw together persons researching all fields of music, a move that was intended to stimulate discussions across previously segregated sub-disciplines and to result in synergistic benefits to our research and even to the way in which we conceptualise our research. With this aim in mind, and in contrast to its previous congresses and the 2010 IMS-SASRIM Conference, SASRIM decided not to specify a theme for its 2011 congress. Participants were invited to submit proposals for lecture demonstrations and round-table discussions as well as individual papers.|
The dates of the 2011 Congress were chosen so that participants could stay in Grahamstown for the IASPM conference (27 June–1 July) and the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.
IMS-SASRIM 2010 Conference
The SASRIM 2010 conference was held in collaboration with a planned regional meeting of the International Musicological Society (IMS) in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Please visit the IMS-SASRIM 2010 Conference Website for more information.
SASRIM 2009 Conference
The SASRIM 2009 conference was held from 29 June - 1 July 2009 in Durban, South Africa. This conference was scheduled specifically so that SASRIM delegates could attend the ICTM conference, also held in Durban from 1-8 July 2009.