CFP: New Approaches to Music and Sound, The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

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Call for Papers
October 18, 2020 to December 18, 2020

The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era welcomes proposals for a special issue on New Approaches to Music and Sound, guest-edited by David Suisman (University of Delaware) and Rebecca Tinio McKenna (University of Notre Dame).  We seek to present new research on the history of music and sound from 1865 to 1920 and stimulate discussion about what attention to music and sound can illuminate about turn-of-the-century U.S. history. Proposals might concern changes in musical composition or performance practices; the political economy of music; material, environmental, or ecological approaches to music or sound; noise abatement and attempts to regulate or police sound; organology; music education; deafness and disability; the "sonic color line"; music in U.S. diplomatic or imperial history; acoustics and the measurement of sound; and music and sound in religious experience. These and other topics may address problems of identity and social belonging, power and control, the economy and environment, among others. Please send article abstracts (300 words or less) and short, two-page CVs to by December 18, 2020. See full call for papers here.

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Rebecca Tinio McKenna, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Notre Dame,

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