Call for Papers: Jazz and Everyday Aesthetics

A Special Issue of The Jazz Research Journal

Guest Editors: Nicholas Gebhardt (Birmingham City University, UK) and Roger Fagge (University of Warwick, UK)
This issue addresses questions and issues in jazz studies and everyday aesthetics through a broad lens that embraces a variety of experiences and a wide range of approaches and methodologies. Submissions on any treatment of jazz and everyday aesthetics are welcome, but papers addressing the following themes are especially encouraged:

•       The meaning of everyday aesthetics for jazz studies
•       Jazz in everyday places/spaces
•       Everyday practices in jazz performance
•       Race and ethnicity
•       Gender and sexuality
•       Everyday encounters with jazz
•       Hidden histories of jazz
•       The politics of jazz and everyday aesthetics
•       Technology and everyday aesthetics
•       Aesthetic perception and everyday life
•       Everyday aesthetics and jazz historiography

Articles should not exceed 7,500 words and must comply with the general guidelines for submissions. Please submit your abstract (no more than 300 words) and a short bio (100 words) to Nicholas.Gebhardt@bcu.ac.uk by Friday 6 April 2018. The publication schedule for this issue is as follows:

•       Notification of acceptance: 6 May 2018
•       Draft submissions due: 1 December 2018
•       Peer review comments: March 2019
•       Final submission: May 2019