Appel à contributions – Musical Regions and Regionalisms in the USA – 1er octobre 2020

Appel à contributions pour « Musikalische Regionen und Regionalismen in den USA / Musical Regions and Regionalisms in the USA », Yearbook « Lied und Populäre Kultur / Song and Popular Culture », Center for Popular Culture and Music, vol. 66 (2021), dirigé par Julius Greve et Knut Holtsträter.

« Samuel A. Ward and Katherine Lee Bates’ America the Beautiful summons the Arcadian beauty of the natural and cultural landscape of the USA and the unity of the states from coast to coast is conjured up as fatefully harmonious; a « brotherhood from sea to shining sea ». This basic idea of the American Dream, enveloping both the diversity of regional cultures and the unity of national culture, is expressed in many rural and urban musical cultures throughout the United States. From its inception as a nation, the USA has always been musically constructed as a network of regions that are separated from and related to each other, but at the same time may contribute to a greater whole, a higher cause – E pluribus unum. While the belief in the integrative power of this unity-in-diversity proved to be both meaningful and problematic, this idea seems to be finally crumbling at the beginning of the third decade of the 21st century. The focus of this volume will be on these aspects – not only with regard to the current crisis-ridden situation of USAmerican society, but also in terms of earlier historical developments of the USA. The yearbook volume for 2021 seeks to shed light on the wide field of musical regions and regionalisms in the USA and asks for corresponding contributions. »

Date limite de soumission : 1er octobre 2020.

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ISSN : 2368-7061
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