cfp: Music and the Occult (Journal of Musicological Research)

Journal of Musicological Research:
“Music and the Occult”
Deadline: September 15, 2016
The Journal of Musicological Research, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge, is seeking article submissions for a special issue on “Music and the Occult,” to appear in 2017 or 2018. The editors welcome submissions that occupy and/or concern the intersection of music and the categories of esotericism, Hermeticism, magic, mysticism, or the occult. Scholarly approaches may be historical, theoretical, ethnomusicological, or idiosyncratic to the subject matter.
Topics are not limited to any particular area of scholarly study, but possible subjects might include the following:
  • Music and paganism
  • Music and occult/pagan ritual
  • Esoteric and Hermetic philosophies of music
  • Neo-Platonic and Pythagorean music theory
  • Music in esoteric Christianity
  • Popular music and occultism
  • Music and theosophy (Alexander Scriabin, Henry Cowell)
  • Occult revivals (late 1800s and early 1900s, 1960s)
  • Music and the New Age
  • Nonwestern musics and magical traditions
  • Musicology and the occult
For more information contact Dr. Deborah Kauffman (deborah.kauffman -at- unco.edu)