CFP: German Quarterly: Music and German Culture before 1945 (20.10.2017)

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Call-For-Papers The German Quarterly
Working title: Music and German Culture before 1945

The editorial team of the German Quarterly is putting together a special issue on “Music and German Culture before 1945.” We are looking for accessibly written essays by scholars working in German literature, culture, history, or music on any topic that conceptualizes music in relation to the broader discourses of German culture. We are interested, for instance, in discussions of specific musical works in connection with their cultural environment; in essays analyzing literary and/or critical responses to specific composers or pieces of music; in papers documenting collaborations between authors and composers; in essays addressing performative aspects of music (from the Volkslied to art music to opera productions); in papers documenting the public impact of music, musical theater, and opera in German culture; in contributions elaborating on institutional developments in the German musical world (such as the musical press or institutions of musical education); and in discussions of theoretical/philosophical visions for/of the role of music in German culture.
We hope that this volume will reflect a wide variety of periods and perspectives. Essays that examine less-studied aspects, figures, and works of the German musical tradition are especially welcome. We in particular envision essays on composers and works other than those that already play a dominating role in the field of cultural approaches to music (Beethoven, Wagner, and Mahler), unless they are discussed as part of a broader frame. GQ accepts essays in English or German.
Inclusion in the volume will depend on passing a double-blind peer review process, as used by the German Quarterly for all its published essays.

Time line:
–250-word abstract and short CV due to the editors on 20 October 2017 –notification by the editors before 20 November 2017
–5,000-word essay due on 20 March 2018
–final version due on 1 June 2018
–date of publication: late 2018

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