Call for Papers: International Conference on the Blues, Oct. 5-6
Monday, April 27, 2015
Posted by: Jennifer Studebaker
International Conference on the Blues
October 5-6, 2015
Delta State University
Proposal Deadline: June 1, 2015
Delta State University is now accepting
proposals for workshops, papers, presentations, and clinics for The
International Conference on the Blues, which will be held October 5-6,
2015. Last year's conference drew over 400 attendees, with scholars representing
seven countries and 35 universities.
Topics of general interest to scholars and
enthusiasts are welcome: African American musical tradition and its influence
on American music and culture; the Blues; folklore; history; ethnicity; and the
Delta. Topics of an interdisciplinary nature are also encouraged.
You are invited to submit proposals for
paper presentations, lecture-recitals, performances, panels, workshops, and
poster sessions. Offers to serve as moderators are also welcome. Papers will be twenty minutes in length, with an
additional ten minutes for discussion, and should address a general audience. Independent
scholars and Blues enthusiasts are welcome to submit proposals.
Proposals should be submitted online via www.deltastate.edu/blues beginning on May 1, 2015 through June 1,
2015. Please include a description of the presentation, audio/visual
equipment needs, and biographical information for all presenters. Please note
that not all A/V requests may be granted. Presenters agree to appear at the
conference at their own expense, which will include registration fees.
Papers are particularly invited from young and developing
students, recent masters and doctoral graduates, and junior faculty). To
encourage young scholars to attend, the registration fee will be reduced if
registration is received before August 1, 2015. A prize will be awarded to the
outstanding young scholar paper.
Juke Joint on the Stage: This sampler concert/jam session will include local
musicians, visitors, and scholars. To be considered for the performance, please
contact Don Allan Mitchell, Department of Languages and Literature at email@example.com
Cleveland, Mississippi, recently named by Smithsonian Magazine as
#2 of the top
20 small cities to visit in the country, is located 45 minutes from the Greenville (MS) Airport and
approximately two hours from the Memphis (TN) and Jackson (MS) airports.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.deltastate.edu/blues.