Call for papers: THE AFTERLIFE OF THE FILM SONG: A ONE DAY SYMPOSIUM (England, Bristol, December 8th 2012)

In association with The Soundtrack and intellect books.

The Victoria Rooms, Bristol | December 8th 2012
University of the West of England, Bristol, University of Bristol

Abstracts are invited for twenty-minute papers to be given as part of a one-day symposium on the afterlife of film songs. Possible topics include:

- film songs that have been re-used in later films, evoking the memory of the original, superimposing new layers of meaning, and/or introducing meanings that conflict with the song’s original associations

- the licensing of film songs for use in conjunction with other screen media, e.g. computer games, television programmes and adverts

- user-generated re-contextualisations of film songs, e.g. on YouTube

- cover versions of film songs

- film songs and karaoke

- film-song spoofs

- film songs and nostalgia

- film songs and the ‘star text’

- film songs in literature and music journalism

- adaptations of film musicals for the stage.

Papers given at the symposium will be considered for publication in a special issue of The Soundtrack, a multidisciplinary journal that brings together research in the area of music and sound in relation to film and other moving-image media.

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words, plus a brief author profile and contact details to Gerry2.Moorey@uwe.ac.uk.
Deadline: June 30th 2012.

If you have a query about the symposium, contact Estella Tincknell, Associate Professor in Film and Culture, Estella.Tincknell@uwe.ac.uk.