MPSG 2017 Free Papers


For Free Sessions, we invited submissions for papers on any topic relating to music and philosophy. The conference presumes inclusive definitions of both music and philosophy. We take music to include all forms and genres of music, art music and popular, secular and sacred, raucous and refined, from any and all historical and geographical locales. We take philosophy to include analytic, continental, classical, and non-Western thought, as well as critical theory. Regardless of disciplinary affiliation, the committee seeks conceptually rigorous and clearly articulated research that presents a novel argument and advances understanding of its topic.

Collaboration between persons from different disciplines (including music studies, philosophy, performance, composition, psychology, history, literary studies, art history, anthropology, and others) would be especially welcomed.

Proposals were invited for:

  • individual papers (20 minutes) – up to 350 words
  • collaborative papers (up to 30 minutes) – up to 500 words
  • paper sessions of three or four individual (20 minute) papers addressing a single topic – up to 350 words per paper plus 350 words outlining the rationale for the session (please note, these are different from Themed Sessions, for which separate call-for-papers have been issued and closed)
  • Lecture recitals of 30 minutes – up to 350 words

Please address any questions about the free sessions specifically to:

The deadline for proposals was 8 December 2016; the call for papers is now closed.

All paper submissions were considered by the programme committee:

  • Dr Jeremy Coleman (University of Aberdeen)
  • Dr Andrew Huddleston (Birkbeck, University of London)
  • Professor Julian Johnson (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • Professor Derek Matravers (Open University)
  • Dr Tomas McAuley (University of Cambridge)
  • Dr Nanette Nielsen (University of Oslo)
  • Dr Hannah Templeton (King’s College London)
  • Oren Vinogradov (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

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