Call for articles

Alternative Musicologies, vol. 40, No. 1

Open until July 1, 2021

Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music is calling for submissions to a thematic issue under the direction of Ariane Couture to be released in 2022.

This thematic issue proposes to reflect on new avenues of research in music with an emphasis on plurality of expertise, on transdisciplinary approaches, and on alternative practices.  

We are looking for a wide range of perspectives that represent the diversity of musicology, including innovative methods for expanding musical knowledge. We define music in its most inclusive sense to cover classical, sacred, folk, popular, and any other musical traditions from all historical periods, with a focus on any and all composers, producers, performers, audiences, and/or other practitioners and participants. We encourage contributions that analyze transformations in the production of music, the development of the music industry, changes in media (e.g. sound recordings, video, and data sharing) and the conditions for the circulation of musical ideas and practices.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of suggested topics:

  • Current events and new directions in music research;
  • The ambiguous role of the university, between the institutionalization of research (regulatory principles) and facilitating innovation in research (integrative principles);
  • Discussion of the disparity between institutionalized careers and those less recognized in the world of music
  • The decompartmentalization of musicological practices;
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion in music research;
  • Intellectual cultures in music research;
  • Ethics in music research.

This issue aims to highlight novel musicological practices, unconventional paths of musicologists and music researchers, experiences of music at the periphery, counter-knowledge, etc. from a multidisciplinary perspective, in an effort to promote a reduction of institutionalized restrictions in music research.

Submissions and requests for information can be addressed to the editor of the issue: Ariane Couture, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Proposals (300 words) must be sent to the review by July 1, 2021.

Articles, written in French or English, must be submitted by October 1, 2021, comply with the journal's editorial standards (see Editorial Protocol section), be accompanied by a biography of each author, five keywords describing the article, and a 150-word summary in French and English. Manuscripts should be a maximum of 7000 words (including footnotes and references). Authors must ensure that they have the rights to publish all illustrations, musical scores and audio and video excerpts accompanying the article online.

Deadline for submissions: July 1, 2021

Deadline for sending manuscripts for successful proposals: October 1, 2021

Expected release, Vol. 40, No. 1: 2022

This schedule may change as the publishing process for the issue's articles evolves. The title of the issue is also provisional.


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Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music, formerly Canadian University Music Review, a bilingual journal, was founded in 1980 by the Canadian University Music Society. An open-access and digitally published journal, it is the principal Canadian outlet for refereed scholarly research. The global aim of the journal is to publish research by scholars from around the world. Its particular mandate is to represent Canadian research to other Canadians, and thus to support awareness and interaction among Canadians interested in music research, as well as to represent Canadian research and Canadian music to the world.