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The Beatles’ THE WHITE ALBUM – 50th Anniversary Celebration: An International Symposium.  Conference Theme: “Producing an Enigma for the Ages.” 

November 8-11, 2018
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts and/or panel suggestions for an international scholarly conference devoted to the life, work, and influence of the Beatles, particularly in relation to their legendary album The Beatles (1968), popularized as The White Album. To submit an abstract, please go to, and click on the abstract link. Abstracts should be 150-250 words in length to ensure full consideration.

The conference will be held from November 8 through 11, 2018, at Monmouth University. The festivities will include various live acts, as well as keynote addresses by rock critics and figures from the music industry. Celebrated Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn will serve as our keynote speaker, along with such luminaries as Walter Everett, John Covach, Tim Riley, and Robert Rodriguez, among others.

Papers will be considered for, but certainly not limited to, the session rubrics below. Full-panel submissions are also encouraged. The deadline for abstract submission is July 9, 2018.

Possible subjects include:
•    The Beatles and 1960s History
•    The Beatles and Critical Theory
•    The Beatles and Clapton
•    The Beatles and Dylan
•    The Beatles and Education
•    The Beatles and Gender
•    The Beatles and Musicianship
•    The Beatles and Music Production
•    The Beatles and Performance
•    The Beatles and Politics
•    The Beatles and Psychology
•    The Beatles and Rock ‘n’ Roll Iconography
•    The Beatles and the Music Business
•    The Beatles and the Politics of Culture
•    The Beatles and Work and Class
•    The Beatles and/as Literature
•    The Beatles as Narrative Poets
•    The Beatles in the 21st Century
•    The Beatles on War
•    The Beatles’ Musical Contemporaries
•    The Beatles’ Musical Influences
•    The Beatles’ Musical Legacy

Monmouth University is a member of the GRAMMY Museum’s affiliate program.

For more information, contact Ken Womack, Dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences, at  You can also click here for full details.