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Call for Papers: Meeting Through Performance

Joint Meeting of the Folklore Studies Association of Canada and the Canadian Society for Traditional Music

University of Sudbury, May 21-23, 2014.

The theme of this year’s joint conference of the Canadian Folklore Studies Association (FSAC/ACEF) and the Canadian Society for Musical Traditions (CSTM/SCTM) pulls together a number of threads. The University of Sudbury, which is wrapping up its centennial year celebrations, has always used its bilingual and tricultural mandate to encourage dialogue between Francophone, Anglophone and First Nation communities. As well, this year’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences asks people to reflect on Borders without Boundaries. Performance, which is a key element in both folklore and music, is the means through which cultural experiences are translated and boundaries are crossed. It is a mediated event through which groups decide how and what they will communicate to people inside and outside their own communities. In this joint conference, we invite papers exploring all aspects of performance, be it through music, dance, festivals and other cultural events.

As usual, proposals dealing with other topics are welcomed. Applications for panels and workshops are strongly encouraged. We welcome scholars and practitioners from all disciplines with areas of interest to our fields of study to apply.

PLEASE NOTE, IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED:

  • All applicants must email their abstracts to Marcel Bénéteau (mbeneteau@usudbury.ca)
  • Please indicate any AV needs. Be sure to include your title and your strict maximum 100 words abstract for your formal presentation (in English and French if possible, or simply in your first language) along with your name, department, institutional affiliation, and contact information by February 28, 2014.  Abstracts longer than 100 words will be returned for review.
  • Hard copy/surface mail submissions of abstracts will not be accepted.
  • Only members paid up for the calendar year 2014 and preregistered for the conference may have their submission considered.

Students and unwaged: $30 membership plus $75 conference registration; regular members: $60 plus $125 conference registration. Registration fees will cover onsite breakfast and lunches and joint offsite banquet. Membership fees can be sent through PayPal on the ACEF/FSAC website. Cheques for conference registration are to be made out to University of Sudbury and sent to:

Marcel Bénéteau
Folklore et Ethnologie, University of Sudbury
935 Ramsey Lake Rd.
Sudbury, ON, P3E 2C6