CALL FOR PAPERS
Sounds and Poetry of the Streets
PHILIPPINE EXPRESSIVE POPULAR CULTURES
SEPTEMBER 4-6, 2019 | ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY, QUEZON CITY PHILIPPINES
The research group, Ethnographies of Philippine Auditory Popular Cultures (EPAPC), a grantee of the Commission of Higher Education (CHED)-SALIKHA Creative Grants, announces a call for papers for a special conference on Philippine Expressive Popular Cultures entitled Sounds and Poetry of the Streets: Philippine Expressive Popular Cultures. Selected abstract proposals will be presented in September 2019 at Ateneo de Manila University. Accepted conference paper abstracts will be published in Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University.
The conference aims to investigate salient Filipino practices that involve performative aspects involving the body and all its senses and the transformative ways of contemplating and apprehending them.
Its objective is to provide a venue for new knowledge and understanding that will impact discussions of popular culture in higher education in the Philippines through paper presentations that tackle issues of local, everyday phenomena of music, film, radio, and other expressive arts. Examples of scenes that invite interdisciplinary or multiple perspectives would include how people experience
radio music and live talk;
karaoke sessions in home living rooms or garages, beer houses, or bars;
local religious and devotional practices;
rap battles of varying formats;
street performances or barangay festivities;
recording studio production among session and indie artists; and
digital music production, to cite only a few out of a multitude of examples.
The pulsating power of street culture is conditioned by the tactics and intuitive creativity of the ordinary pedestrian, who carves paths both sensual and visceral in apprehending the ephemeral sparks and contours of art and craft.
It is against this backdrop that the conference organizers invite individual paper presentations, panel presentations, workshop seminars, and performances that deal with the following themes and issues:
what constitutes the different periods and genres in Philippine Expressive Popular Culture;
changing forms, particularities, and styles of the popular;
current dominant forms of the expressive popular and how are these abound; and
Identity/identities being created or evolving from what constitutes the popular.
Papers and panel proposals are invited that deal with theoretical and empirical debates on Philippine Expressive Popular Culture, including:
Theoretical issues surrounding aesthetics, class and/or identity (ACI) in Philippine Expressive Popular Cultures (PEPC)
Theoretical and empirical understanding on the relationship between ACI and PEPC
Case studies of ACI in PEPC
Comparative studies between PEPC and other popular cultures in terms of ACI;
The nature of collaboration in PEPC This question would bring one to the notion of social networks, interdependencies between production and consumption, taste, etc;
The multisensorial aspect of PEPC;
Digital popular culture production as cultural critique and socio-political commentary;
Individual and collective auditory experiences and practices and how they constitute places, identities and/or social formations;
Specific examples of PEPC, affects and emotions; and
Genres and performances on digital and embodied presences.
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INFORMATION FOR PRESENTERS
The title and abstract (maximum of 250 words), including name[s] and affiliation[s]) should be submitted in MS Word format as an e-mail attachment to by March 31, 2019 (cc: / subject heading: Philippine Expressive Popular). The title should be on page 1 and not exceed 15 words, followed by an abstract of 200 to 250 words, 5 to 7 keywords or key phrases are required.
Presentations can be in any of the following formats: individual paper presentations (20 minutes), panel presentations (4 members max/panel, 20 mins each), roundtable discussions on a certain theme (no more than 5 discussants, including the main convenor, 20 mins each), workshop seminars (3 maximum per workshop, 20 mins each), or performances (3 per themed presentation, 20 mins each)
Please include presenter bio-notes (150 words maximum).
Title & Abstract Submission - MARCH 31, 2019
Release of Decision - JUNE 15, 2019
Conference Date - SEPTEMBER 4-6 2019
Please contact Alona U. Guevarra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
with subject heading: Philippine Expressive Popular
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