Call for Papers: Culture and Identity

11th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium
Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures’ Graduate Student Committee at Purdue University
Saturday, March 5, 2011

We welcome submissions in all areas of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences including, but not limited to, foreign languages and literatures, English, creative writing, linguistics, anthropology, psychology, cultural studies, the visual arts, theater, music, philosophy and history. Proceedings from the symposium will be published in an online format.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Thomas Turino is a Professor of Music and Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Beginning in 1977 he conducted four years of fieldwork on indigenous and mestizo music in Peru resulting in the books Moving Away from Silence (1993, Chicago), and Music in the Andes (2007, Oxford) and numerous articles. In 1992, he began working in Zimbabwe to produce Nationalists, Cosmopolitans, and Popular Music in Zimbabwe (2000, Chicago) and various articles. In 2008, he published Music as Social Life: The Politics of Participation (Chicago) which summarizes a variety of theoretical ideas for ethnomusicology students. Currently he is working on old-time string band music in the United States.

Abstract Submissions:
Please submit all abstracts of no more than 300 words by December 15, 2010 via email as an MSWord or PDF attachment to contacts Shogo Sakurai: and Karen Morgan: In your submission email please include the presenter’s, institution of affiliation, email address, phone number and any audio-visual requirements for the presentation. Please omit identifying information from the actual abstract document.

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$10.00 fee will be charged for accepted papers.


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