Music and Environment

Call for papers
Music and Environment Symposium
University of Technology, Sydney
Friday 26 April 2013

Music relates to different types of environmental transformations: social, economic, political, cultural or technological, while environmental changes can be heard in music and soundscapes. There has been an increase in academic discourse relating to the ecology of sound, or ‘green music’, often in relation to the preservation of an environment’s sonority. Environmental sounds figure in sound sculptures, installations and compositions. In popular music, the notion of place has been of particular interest. Labels such as the “Seattle”, “Liverpool”, “Perth” or “Dunedin” sound have come to function as almost genre-like distinctions relating to place-based music. Continue reading

Women and the Silent Screen VII

Call for papers
Women and the Silent Screen VII
University of Melbourne
30 September – 2 October 2013

Women and the Silent Screen VII, the seventh international conference on women and early film, will be co-hosted by the University of Melbourne, Australia, 30 September – 2 October 2013. Previously held in Utrecht, Santa Cruz, Montréal, Guadalajara, Stockholm and Bologna, this is the first time the conference has been brought to the Australia-Pacific region. We are inviting participants to submit abstracts (200-300 words, headed by a paper title) as well as a short biographical statement by 1 March 2013. Continue reading

Gothic Area

Gothic Area
Gothic Area Chair: Lorna Piatti-Farnell

This is just a little announcement for those who didn’t catch the news a few months ago: PopCAANZ now has its own Gothic Area! All papers focusing on topics with a Gothic flair in a variety of media and artefacts – from vampires to zombies, werewolves, monsters, ghouls, spectres, magic, death, trans/post/in-humanity, the grotesque, hauntings, dark aesthetics, and the uncanny – are highly encouraged. Please contact Gothic Area Chair Lorna Piatti-Farnell at if you are interested in submitting a paper for the conference or journal.

Washington PCA 2013 Deadline

Call for papers
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
Annual Conference
27 March – 30 March 2013
Washington Marriott Wardman Park

A reminder that the deadline for papers is 30 November – two weeks away. Please follow instructions below.

1. go to the submission area
2. create an account
3. be SURE to look at the dropdown menu for Australia and New Zealand Area (it’s 15th on the list).
4. upload your abstract.

Proposing a Presentation at the Conference

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Ray Browne Conference

Call for papers
Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture
Modes of Mobility: Popular Culture in an Age of Technology
8 – 10 February 2013
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio

To build on the success of the First Annual Ray Browne Conference, and usher in the fortieth year of the Popular Culture Department at Bowling Green State University, the Popular Culture Scholars Association at BGSU would like to invite any and all students (undergraduates and graduate), scholars, critics, former members of the POPC program and friends of the department to join us for the Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture to be held February 8 through February 10 2013, on the campus of Bowling Green State University. Continue reading