CFP: SEM 2014, Section on the Status of Women

by Mike D'Errico on January 8, 2014

The Section on the Status of Women (SSW) will sponsor one or more panels for the Society for Ethnomusicology’s 59th Annual Meeting, to be held November 13-16, 2014 in Pittsburgh. The SSW seeks to sponsor papers that relate to the topics of women, music, and sound. We are particularly interested in sponsoring papers that indicate direct engagement with feminist, queer, and gender theories and/or relate to ongoing debates in music and feminist/gender studies. We are accepting both organized panels and individual papers that can be grouped into organized panels. All Abstracts should appear in one paragraph (250 word max) and demonstrate a clear focus or statement of the problem, a coherent argument, knowledge of previous research, and a statement of the implications for ethnomusicology.

An individual paper presentation is 20 minutes long and is followed by 10 minutes of discussion. An organized panel session is 1.5 or 2 hours long and consists of three to four papers. Organized panel proposals should include a panel abstract (describing the rationale for the panel as a whole) and abstracts for the individual papers. Student papers are eligible for SSW sponsorship, and all student papers on women and music that are presented at SEM are eligible to compete for the Wong Tolbert Student Paper Prize. Please note that SSW sponsorship does not guarantee acceptance to the conference, and the SEM Program Committee does not give preference to sponsored sessions. Participants whose proposals have been accepted for the program must be SEM members and must pre-register for the meeting by July 1, 2014.

Abstracts and inquiries should be emailed to Elizabeth Whittenburg Ozment ( by February 1, 2014.

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