Monday, 6 May 2019

26th International Duke Ellington Study Group Conference: Call For Papers

26th International Duke Ellington Study Group Conference 
March 11-15, 2020
Georgetown University – Washington, DC
The 26th International Duke Ellington Study Group Conference will take place at Georgetown University in Washington, DC from 11 to 15 March 2020.
The theme for this year’s conference is Mapping Duke Ellington’s WorldThis theme is broadly conceived and can include presentations/performances on a range of topics, including: Ellington’s travels/tours, Ellington’s collaborators, Ellington collections/archives around the world, transcription as a form of musical mapping, musical landscapes in Ellington’s works, mapping the Ellington imagination, Ellington and film, Ellington iconography, and the reception history of Ellington’s works/performances.  Please note that adhering to this theme is not mandatory, and that in an effort to be as inclusive as possible, papers on all topics related to Ellington studies will be considered. 
This five-day multidisciplinary conference will bring together leading researchers and performers across the arts and humanities. The event will feature academic papers, panels, roundtables, and cultural walks/visits, as well as an exciting program of performances by local Washington DC performers. Paper presentations will last 20 minutes (with 10 minutes for questions). Performance presentations should adhere to a 30-minute or 50-minute length. Roundtable discussion sessions will last 40 minutes (with 20 minutes for questions).
Presentation proposals are now being accepted for the 26th International Duke Ellington Study Group Conference Mapping Duke Ellington’s World.  
Please submit proposals (max. 300 words), and a short biography (max. 100 words) as a Word document or PDF file via email (subject line “Ellington Proposal”) to Prof. Anna Celenza, no later than 15 August 2019. 
Selected participants will be notified by 15 October 2019.

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