CFP: North American Conference on Video Game Music

Scholars are invited to submit proposals for the inaugural North American Conference on Video Game Music, organized by Steven Reale, William Gibbons, and Neil Lerner, which will take place January 18–19, 2014 at the campus of Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Karen Collins, Canada Research Chair in Interactive Audio at the Canadian Centre of Arts and Technology at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, and author of Game Sound (MIT Press, 2008) and Playing With Sound: A Theory of Interacting With Sound and Music (MIT Press, 2012).

We are soliciting proposals for presentations on any aspect of music in games, including, but not limited to:

• The history of music in video games
• Approaches to analyzing game music
• The intersections of game music and other media (film, TV, etc.)
• Critical and/or hermeneutic approaches to game music
• Case studies of particular games
• Pedagogical implementations of music in video games

Additional information regarding the conference:

• Papers will be twenty minutes in length, with an additional ten minutes for discussion.
• Proposals are limited to 250 words, and should include the title of the paper, but should otherwise include no identifying information, including metadata.
• In the body of an e-mail, include your name, institutional affiliation, contact information, and the title of your paper.
• Send proposals to William Gibbons (william dot gibbons at tcu dot edu) by October 1, 2013. Successful candidates will be notified by November 1, 2013.

For further information, please contact Steven Reale (smreale at ysu dot edu).


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