A collective conversation between fans, musicians, scholars and journalists.
APRIL 26–29, 2018 AT MoPOP
The annual Pop Conference at MoPOP, first held in 2002, mixes together ambitious music writing of every kind, in an attempt to bring academics, critics, musicians, and dedicated fans into a collective conversation.
Please contact organizer Eric Weisbard to get involved.
Proposals are due November 10. Email text and Word files, no PDFs, to conference organizer Eric Weisbard (University of Alabama) at Eric.Weisbard@gmail.com. Individual proposals for 20-minute presentations should be 300 words, with a 75-word bio. For three-person (90-minute) or four-person (120-minute) panel proposals, include a one-paragraph overview and individual statements of 300 words with a 75-word bio. For roundtables, outline the subject in up to 500 words, include a 75-word bio for each panelist, and specify panel length. Add emails for all participants. We welcome unorthodox proposals: ask for submission advice.
Program Committee Members
Regina Bradley, Kennesaw State University; Franklin Bruno (Independent scholar, Nothing Painted Blue/Human Hearts); Ashon Crawley, University of Virginia; Geeta Dayal (Independent journalist and critic); Loren Kajikawa, University of Oregon; Anna Kronzer, MoPOP; Jenn Pelly, Pitchfork; Ann Powers, NPR; Matt Sakakeeny, Tulane University; Deborah Paredez, Columbia University; Eric Weisbard, University of Alabama
About the Conference
The conference was held at MoPOP from 2002–2010, then traveled to UCLA in 2011; NYU in 2012; and simultaneously at USC, NYU, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Tulane University, and MoPOP in 2013; before returning to MoPOP as the sole venue in 2014. Three books of conference writing have been published: This Is Pop, Listen Again, and Pop When the World Falls Apart.
Questions? Email Questions? Email Pop_Conference@MoPOP.org