CFP: Popular Music and the Postcolonial (Deadline: Sept. 30, 2015)

Popular Music and Society, a peer-reviewed academic journal founded in 1971 and now published by Routledge, focused on music as a manifestation of popular culture, invites submissions for a special issue on “Popular Music and the Postcolonial,” guest edited by Oliver Lovesey.

The special issue examines the overlooked relationship of popular music and the postcolonial, seeking to explore the intersection of postcolonial liberation in the 1950s and 1960s and its various reflections in popular music, the use of popular music in the writings of major postcolonial theorists, and the ways in which this music has enabled a transformation of international understanding. It considers broadly the idea of popular musical expression as a form of political engagement and cultural resistance.

Potential contributors are asked to submit abstracts of 250-500 words and a brief CV by September 30, 2015. Those selected for inclusion will then be invited to submit articles (6,000-8,000 words) by February 28, 2016. Articles will be peer-reviewed. Inquiries regarding potential essay topics and their suitability for inclusion are welcome. Please address all correspondence and submit all documents to For a detailed call for papers and submission guidelines, see:

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