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Call for papers: Minority Composers

Conference venue: Manchester (UK)
Period: Oct. 13, 2012
Deadline for submitting abstracts: May 31, 2012

Description of the Conference

The Study Group for Russian and East European Music (REEM) of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies seeks to foster collaborative research and exchange of ideas within a growing community of researchers working in the fields of Russian/Soviet, Central and Eastern European music. Having explored, in past conferences, topics such as nationalism, modernism, the ‘Thaw’, musical theory and criticism, this year it would like to bring ‘minority composers’ into the spotlight.
BASEES invites proposals for twenty-minute papers on various aspects of the lives and works of composers who were – or could be perceived as – ‘minorities’ with reference to dominant paradigms (white, male, European, Western(ised), educated, heterosexual, etc.), as well as on contexts (historical, cultural, ideological) that shaped perceptions of ‘minorities’. The notion of ‘minority’ is understood in the broadest sense of the term, and may relate to issues of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social and political allegiances and circumstances, or even artistic choices.

Keynote speaker: Prof. Stephen Downes (University of Surrey)

Convenors: Ivana Medic, Philip Bullock and Katerina Levidou

Eligible topics for the conference

Papers may address – but do not need to be limited to – some of the following questions:

Guidelines for submission

Abstracts of no more than 400 words and short biographical notes (of no more than 200 words) should be sent to by May 31, 2012. Abstracts will be reviewed and results will be announced by June 30, 2012.


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