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CFP: "Representing Music—or—Music Representing"

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPANTS: "Representing Music—or—Music Representing"
City University of New York Graduate Students in Music 12th Annual Symposium

Saturday, 25 April 2009
CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

Led and moderated by LEO TREITLER, Distinguished Professor of Music Emeritus, CUNY Graduate Center

The CUNY Graduate Center's Music Ph.D.-D.M.A. program invites applications from graduate students for participation in its Twelfth Annual Graduate Students in Music Symposium (GSIM 2009)—this year, a collaborative, interactive event on the theme "Representing Music—or—Music Representing," to be held on Saturday, 25 April 2009 at the CUNY Graduate Center. The symposium will consist of two parts: a morning seminar for the selected participants, conducted by Professor Treitler; and an afternoon workshop, moderated by Professor Treitler, in which a selected number of student papers will be the focus for group discussion and critique.

The symposium will focus on the intersections between theories of musical meaning and musical discourse. (Please see the attached essay by Prof. Treitler for a more extensive prompt.) Students in all music disciplines are encouraged to apply, especially those interested in hermeneutics, criticism, aesthetics, semiotics, metaphor, theories of language, and narratology.

Students wishing to apply as participants must write a brief (100-word) statement about their experience and/or interest in the topic of the study day. The statement must also include the applicant's name, institution, e-mail address, and phone number. Participation will be limited to 15 students; selection will be random. Applicants are advised that the selected participants will be responsible for several reading and writing assignments in advance of the symposium, and for actively contributing in seminar and paper workshop discussions.

Students wishing to propose papers for the paper workshop must submit a 300-word abstract with title, and a separate cover letter with the author's name, institution, e-mail address, and phone number. Proposals will be read by the Program Committee with names of the authors withheld. Applicants are advised that authors of the selected papers will be required to distribute their completed papers to all participants two weeks before the symposium. Those applicants whose papers are not selected will automatically be included in the pool of potential participants (described above); for applicants submitting abstracts, there is no need to also submit the 100-word statement of interest.

All materials and questions may be sent to gsim.cuny.2009@gmail.com. Applications must be received by 1 Feburary 2009.

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