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CfP: “The role of choirs, collective singing and affective belonging”

Aus den Randbereichen unserer Zunft eine Aufforderung, Beiträge zum Thema für eine Konferenz in Edingburgh, 10.-12. Juni 2015, einzureichen. Einreichfrist endet am 16. Februar.

Detaillierte Informationen aus dem Call:

“5th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional
Geographies, Edinburgh, 10-12 June 2015

Session organisers: Dr Emily Falconer, Weeks Centre for Social and
Policy Research, London South Bank University and Dr Rebecca Bramall,
London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

Following the popularity of the symposium Singing from the same hymn
sheet? The role of choirs and collective belonging at the Weeks Centre
for Social and Policy Research, we call for papers to expand this
interdisciplinary focus on creative, affective belonging at the 5th
International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies.
Developing the themes of the symposium, this session will explore the
role of the choir and other spaces of collective singing, and what this
can mean for an affective politics of belonging. Whilst congregational
and institutional choirs have a long tradition of shared belonging and
collective worship, the rise of the secular, community choir has opened
up debate surrounding the role of singing for social cohesion,
geographies of rhythm and feelings of well-being. This session will
examine the embodied, affective experience of group singing and how
these spaces can be used to create social and political connections,
perform gendered roles and evoke a shared purpose beyond the
congregation. This session calls for papers on the following:

     * Music, singing and cultural belonging
     * Collective singing, faith and spiritual worship
     * Gender, class and singing
     * The role of song in political activism
     * Choirs, community cohesion and emotional ‘well being’
     * Transforming social behaviours through collective song
     * Capturing affective politics of belonging through creative
methodologies

Abstract Submission Please send your proposal including title, a short
abstract of 250 words and a short bio including affiliation and email
address to Emily Falconer (falconee@lsbu.ac.uk) and Rebecca Bramall
(r.bramall@lcc.arts.ac.uk) by Monday 16th February 2015.

Dr Rebecca Bramall
Senior Lecturer
Course Leader MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice
London College of Communication
University of the Arts London”

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