Music has long been a signifier of Italian identity, and its bearing on both popular and scholarly views of Italian nation-building during the long nineteenth century has only recently been seriously contested. At the same time, a growing body of scholarship has emerged that approaches musical italianità in this period as a set of shifting cultural constructs shaped by acts of (real or imaginary) border-crossing. This in turn invites critical attention on the nineteenth-century musical construction of Italian-ness from novel viewpoints, including the global and transnational.
Music and Politics in Britain,
King’s College London, 2–3 June 2017
Call for Papers
Romani/Gypsy Arts and Letters
23-24 April 2016
New York University
Presented by the Initiative for Romani Music at NYU, in collaboration with Center for Traditional Music and Dance and Voice of Roma, as part of Opre Khetanes IV Concert and Conference on Romani (Gypsy) Musics and Cultures
Application deadline has been extended for NEH Summer Institute: “Modern Mongolia: Heritage and Tradition Amid Changing Realities” to March 15, 2016.
Angola Bound Revisited: Prison Music of Louisiana
Much recent scholarship on the work of J. M. Coetzee has focused on the relationship of his work to specific writers and literary traditions as well as to the broader philosophical tradition. Coetzee’s interests and activities, however, extend beyond the text-based focus of most of this scholarship to collaborations with visual artists and composers as well as text-based performance arts like film and opera, not to mention poetry.
Seeking submissions for 20-minute talks for a panel on the topic of "Pierre Boulez," for the Annual Conference of the Modern Language Association (MLA), to be held in January 2017. We have particular interest in talks on Boulez's work with opera, his musical dialogues with literary texts, his relations to modernism and postmodernism, his critical writings, and/or his experiments with new media. This panel is sponsored by the MLA Forum on Opera and Musical Performance. Please submit an abstract (of no more than 500 words) plus a CV by 15 March 2016. Reply by email to Prof.
Northeast Studies Area--- Northeast Popular Culture Association
Call for Papers – Northeast Studies