WMAF 2020

6th Biennial Conference of the
Forum of the International Association for Word and Music Studies

Words, Music and Marginalisation

University of St Andrews
1-3 September 2020

Keynote Lecture: Imani Danielle Mosley, 1 September, 16.30-18.30 (UK time)

The conference will now take place online via Microsoft Teams. Registration is now closed. Check out our programme below!

“Juliana Huxtable performance” by brainfloat is licensed under CC BY 2.0 

Call for Papers
(c) Tom Smith 2019

See our Call for Papers – deadline has now passed.

Registration & Practicalities
(c) Tom Smith 2018

Registration is now closed. The conference will now take place on Microsoft Teams. Check back soon for information on practicalities.

(c) Tom Smith 2017

Check out our programme now!

(c) Tom Smith 2008

‘All today’s journalism is nothing more than a giant inertia engine to put the brakes on breaks, a moronizer placing all thought on permanent pause, a futureshock absorber, forever shielding its readers from the future’s cuts, tracks, scratches. Behind the assumed virtue of keeping rhythm mute, there is a none-too-veiled hostility towards analyzing rhythm at all.’

Kodwo Eshun, More Brilliant than the Sun (1998)

With thanks to the Institute of Modern Languages Research’s Regional Conference Grant Scheme, the School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews, and the St Andrews Institute for Gender Studies for their generous support.

About the WMAF

The Forum of the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMAF) was founded in 2009 as a network for scholars in the field of word and music studies, broadly defined, especially those at the beginning of their academic careers.

More About the WMAF

Get In Touch

Conference Organiser: Tom Smith

WMAF President: Alexandra Reznik: wmaforum@gmail.com

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