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Call for Papers: Music and Tradition

The 28th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA

February 14–17, 2007

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

The SW/TEX PCA/ACA annual conference represents one of the nation's largest gatherings of interdisciplinary scholars, with a particular interest in critical examinations of non-traditional or cross-disciplinary topics.

The 2007 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at

Now accepting proposals for “Music and Tradition” (formerly “Folk Music”) in the Music Area, a well-represented area with outstanding participants in years past. We welcome proposals on the interaction of music and tradition—broadly defined—their role in American popular culture, including storytelling, film, television, radio, literature, and the Internet. Prospective topics include:

Hispanic and Native American musical traditions of the Southwest Musical traditions immigrant communities, particularly those which came from elsewhere and were established in the Southwest Musical traditions of historically-underrepresented minorities: persons of color, LGBT, women, etc. Musical traditions across the continent as a tool of enculturation or re-affiliation Appropriations, assimilations, borrowings, and “readings” of musical traditions into mainstream culture

Particular interest/emphasis upon

Changing performance or reception contexts for folk and traditional musics Changes and adaptation of musical traditions for purposes of identity politics

Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to Chris Smith at the email address below. Proposals (electronic only, please) should include current curriculum vitae or résumé (3-page maximum) and a 250-word abstract, including name, institutional affiliation if any, and working title.

Conference Website: (updated regularly)

Submission deadline is November 15 2006. The registration deadline is December 31, 2006. All participants must register by that date or will not be permitted to present or appear in the program.

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