The Committee on the Status of Women’s session for the 2016 SMT Annual Meeting in Vancouver will focus on showcasing scholarly work by women in the field of music theory. The Committee invites proposals from female scholars for short (10-minute) papers on any topic of current relevance to the field, including (but not limited to): analysis and performance studies, atonal and diatonic set theory, feminist theory, gender and sexuality studies, hermeneutics, history of music theory, neo-Riemannian theory, popular music studies, Schenkerian theory, semiotics, and Sonata Theory. Work should not already have been published or accepted by a peer-reviewed journal, but may have been read at national or international meetings in a related discipline. The Committee will select 14 papers for two rounds of “lightning” talks, each round followed by a 20-minute discussion session.
Proposals must be submitted to Jennifer Bain, CSW Chair at bainj[a]dal.ca no later than January 8, 2016.
Submissions should include:
- A proposal of no more than 250 words (including foot/endnotes), formatted as a PDF email attachment. A maximum of four pages of supplementary materials (such as musical examples, diagrams, and selected bibliography) may be appended; these pages will not be counted within the 250-word limit, but any supplementary text (e.g., example captions) should not appreciably add to the content of the proposal. (Each mathematical equation may be counted as one word.) The proposal must include the title of the paper, but exclude the author’s name and any other identifying information. “Author” tags must be removed from electronic files. References to the author’s own work must occur in the third person.
- Identification and contact information in the submission e-mail, including the name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number of the author(s), as well as their rank and institutional affiliation, if any.
- A list of all required equipment (such as piano, CD player, or LCD projector) other than the sound system that will be available for all presenters. The Society cannot provide Internet access for presentations.