Conf/CfP - Popular Music in Eastern Europe, 2-3 June 2016, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Publish Date: Jul 10, 2015

Deadline: Feb 01, 2016

Event Dates: from Jun 02, 2016 12:00 to Jun 03, 2016 12:00

About the Conference 

We invite papers that discuss all aspects of popular music in Eastern Europe (excluding Russia), especially pop-rock during the period of state socialism and postcommunism, including its political dimensions, relationship with music produced in the West and visual representations in music video, documentary and fiction films, advertisements and computer games.

Organizers invite proposals exploring popular music in Easter Europe with reference but not limited to the following topics:

·        music genres

·        music as counterculture before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall

·        popular music, cultural politics and ideology

·        the role of music journalists

·        internationalization of popular music

·        popular music in the digital age

·        formation and transformation of national canons of popular music

·        audiences and reception

·        historical trajectories and artistic tendencies in music videos

·        popular music in genre and arthouse cinema, including biopics

·        archivisation of music

·        music and memory, counter-memory and oral history

Conference Organisers

Dr. Zsolt Gyori, University of Debrecen
Dr. Habil. Gyorgy Kalmar, University of Debrecen
Prof. Ewa Mazierska, University of Central Lancashire

Deadline for abstracts (max 200 words): 1 February 2016.
Please send abstracts to Zsolt Gyori, Gyorgy Kalmar or Ewa Mazierska,>,>

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