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Call for Symposium Proposals - 2nd Dayton Funk Symposium

Monday, January 27, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Stephanie Sturgis
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Meeting Title: 2nd Dayton Funk Symposium


Location:        The University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio


Dates:             September 24 through September 26, 2020




The University of Dayton Graul Chair in Arts and Languages, in collaboration with the Dayton Funk Music Hall of Fame and Museum Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Department of Music, is excited to present the second Dayton Funk Symposium from Thursday, September 24th through Saturday, September 26th in Dayton, Ohio, the Funk Capital of the World! The purpose of this conference is to bring Funk music scholars and practitioners together in the city instrumental in the innovative African American Funk music movement of the 1970s and 1980s. Special events of this year’s conference include a keynote address by Rickey Vincent, author of Funk: The Music, The People, and The Rhythm of the One; the inaugural induction of George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, the Ohio Players, and the late James Brown into the Funk Hall of Fame; the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Rockin’ Orchestra Series concert featuring Funk Music and the Dayton Funk All-Stars Band; and a Funk line dance party with instruction hosted by Dayton DJ Stan “The Man” Brooks of Soul Dayton Radio.


Scholars and practitioners are invited to submit ideas and proposals for paper presentations, panels, and/or performances. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:


·         The history of Dayton Funk music

·         Funk music use in sample-based Hip Hop, Rap & other contemporary styles

·         Funk, gender, and sexuality

·         Funk and Fashion

·         Funk and Technology

·         The influence of social institutions on contemporary music movements

·         The power and vulnerability of popular culture developments in urban settings during strong and challenging economic times

·         New Funk and the resurgence of Funk music as a popular genre

·         Funk in visual art and design


Submission Information:

·         Abstracts of 300 words or less as Microsoft Word or PDF documents

·         Description of presentation format (ie…paper, panel, etc…)

·         Paper presentations limited to 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes of discussion

·         Presenter(s) bio(s) of 50 words or less

·         Submit by March 30, 2020 to sgratto1@udayton.edu

·         Notification: May 1, 2020

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