The Afterlife of the Film Song: a One Day Symposium
at The Victoria Rooms, Bristol December 8th 2012

University of the West of England, Bristol and University of Bristol

In association with The Soundtrack and intellect books

Call for Papers

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 Deadline: June 30th 2012.
If you have a query about the symposium, contact Estella Tincknell, Associate Professor in Film and Culture,

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