The annual MoPOP Pop Conference, first held in 2002, mixes together ambitious music discourse of every kind in an attempt to bring academics, critics, musicians, and dedicated fans into a collective conversation.


2020 MoPOP POP CONFERENCE

Forever Young: Popular Music and Youth Across the Ages

April 23-26, 2020

Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle WA

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Forever Young: Popular Music and Youth Across the Ages

2020 MoPOP Pop Conference

April 23-26, 2020

Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle WA

There is no pop music without youth, and no youth without pop music. Across multiple generations and eras across the globe, "the youth" have been regarded as a troublesome, paradigm-shifting force in both music and politics. Music has been the medium of youthful dissent, from rock, punk, hip-hop, and metal, to the most “bubblegum” expressions of pop by artists whose value has been diminished because of their appeal to broad constituencies of girls, queer people, and people of color. This year’s pop conference invites an exploration and celebration of youth across the ages, from different locations and disparate contexts, listening with intensity to what is behind the urgent call we’ve heard from multiple artists to remain “forever young.” Who gets to have a youth? And whose music gets to represent youth, only to be wistfully remembered later, while other youthful sounds are deemed dangerous or stunted? We invite proposals related, but not limited to the topics below, and we encourage alternative and creative presentation formats beyond the typical conference paper.

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