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CFP: Panel Discussion, SMT Jacksonville

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    Christine Boone
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    SMT Jacksonville 2021:

    Call for Participants in a Panel Discussion hosted by the Society for Music Theory’s Popular Music Interest Group

    Panel Discussion: Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On at 50

    2021 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On (1971), an album that was recently awarded the number one spot on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list. The Popular Music Interest Group will host an in-person panel discussion featuring Dr. Andrew Flory (Carleton College) as a respondent. The discussion will also be livestreamed.

    We are soliciting proposals for short (5-10 minute) expository arguments or analyses related to any aspect of this album, to be followed by a longer panel discussion and question/answer period. Please submit a 300-word proposal to mferrandino@ku.edu by 5:00 pm (EST) on Friday, August 13.

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