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Call for papers: Folk Song Conference

Every year, EFDSS organises at least one full-scale scholarly conference, devoted to a particular aspect of its work - folk song, dance, or tunes. This year it is the turn of Folk Song, and submissions are invited for what is sure to be a major gathering of song researchers and enthusiasts.

We are inviting contributions on topics associated with traditional song and performance. We would like to represent all manner of topics which may include (but are not limited to):

  • Singers
  • Collectors
  • Recording technology and folk song collecting
  • Song tunes and/or texts
  • Analysis or evolution of songs
  • Ballad studies
  • Broadside ballads or other printed matter
  • Contexts of performance
  • Folk clubs and the contemporary scene

 

Papers should be 20 minutes long (+10 minutes for questions and discussion). AV facilities will be available. A1 sized poster presentations are also welcome.

We are particularly keen to encourage students and newcomers to talk about their research interests and findings.

Please send your submission, including a brief abstract of your paper and a paragraph or two about yourself to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Closing date for submissions: 8 July 2018

The conference will take place from Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 November 2018 at Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY.

To find out more contact Laura Smyth, Library and Archives Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

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