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Music Cultures: Journeys into Sound   CALL FOR PAPERS

        For publication: January 2015


        Organisers Paul Glavey and Dene October


Brief: Music Cultures – Journeys into Sound! FBI-spy seeks 2000 - 3000 papers on all matters relating to Music Cultures.


FBI-spy is a portal to research and reporting on fashion, body and identity related issues.  However potential contributors are encouraged to interpret the Music Cultures brief as connecting to and arising from their own specific areas of interest, whatever the discipline, wherever the research niche.


FBI-spy is non-profit-making, aimed at an undergraduate audience, promotes open access and is an advocate of engaged writing that cuts across modes (academic, journalistic and blog).  While it is expected that your paper is fully referenced, there is no style singularity preferred.  Be formal, or experimental, or theoretical, or discursive … the main rule is be passionate. 


Random list of possible topics:

Performance and Performativity

Music and Modernism

Sound and Noise

Fashion and/or Body and/or Identity and Music

Music Fandoms

Music and Politics


Film and Music

Gender and Music

Tradition and Appropriation

Taste and Guilty Pleasure

Dance … and so on


Deadline for abstracts (proposal):

Papers will be considered on any related theme. Using both addresses below a full draft paper should be submitted by December 1st 2014 in Word or Rich Text Format using plain text (Times Roman 12). Entries should include name, address, email address, title. Entrants will be notified within ten days of submission. Initial enquiries are welcome at either email


Paul Glavey is a lecturer in Music Cultures and Contextual and Theoretical Sturdies at London College of Communication (University of Arts London).


Dene October is editor of and Senior Lecturer in FBI, Doctor Who by Design and Music Cultures at London College of Communication (University of Arts London). tweet @fbispycom #MusicCultures


All entrants will receive a limited edition Music Cultures borg badge.