CFP: [General] Scholarly papers competition

full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Dailey
contact email: 
DrJSDailey@aol.com

SCHOLARLY PAPERS COMPETITION 2008

Studying the interaction of words and music is central to understanding the
relationship between art, the self, and society. Scholarly investigation
of the
myriad possible interrelations remains an indispensable tool in this
pursuit.

We are pleased to announce our second biennial Scholarly Papers
Competition,
2008, for outstanding papers on a theme related to the nterrelationship
between
words and music.

Eligibility

The competition is open to any interested author, academically affiliated
or
independent.
There is no application fee for the competition.
The deadline for submission is March 1, 2008.
Results will be announced at the beginning of June 2008.

Submission Procedure and Guidelines

The scholarly paper should present significant research and conclusions on
any
aspect of the relations between words and music.

• Papers must be submitted in hard copy. They should be double-spaced
and
not exceed 7,500 words in length. Additional musical examples, charts, and
other pertinent graphic illustrations are permissible.
• The paper’s title and the name of its author should be provided on a
separate title page. To maintain anonymity for the judges, the author's
name
should not appear in the text itself.
• Only one submission per person will be accepted.
• The paper must be accompanied by a statement confirming that it has
not been
previously published, nor accepted for future publication elsewhere.
• Previous oral presentation does not disqualify a paper.
• Papers will be judged particularly for significant advances in
research and
conclusions that shed new light on topics related but not limited to the
following:

African-American Studies • Ballad • Ballet • Broadway Musicals •
Cantata
• Chanson • Chant • Drama • Ethnomusicology • Film Music •
Folk Song
  â€¢ Gender Studies • Historiography of Word-Music Relations •
Hymnody •
Incidental Music • Lied • Liturgical drama • Madrigal • Mass •
Masque
• Melodrama • Minnesang • Motet • Morphology of Language • Music
and
Literature • Music and Narrative • Musical Theater • Opera •
Operetta
• Oratorio • Performance Art • Poetry • Popular Song • Program
Music
• Recitation • Semiotics • Speech and Syntax • Song • Tone Poem •
Texts in Translation

Awards

Two prizes of $500 will be awarded. They honor two revered scholars: The
Louis
Auld Prize honors Lyrica’s founder, an eminent scholar of French
literature;
The Isabelle Cazeaux Prize honors the Grande Dame of American musicology.

In addition, winners will be invited to read a 20-30-minute version of the
paper
at one of Lyrica’s scholarly papers sessions during the 2008-2009 academic
year.
Travel stipends are currently under development.

The winning papers will be published in Ars Lyrica.

Entries and inquiries are to be submitted to:

Professor George D. Gopen, Chair
Lyrica Society Scholarly Papers Competition
Duke University
Department of English
Box 90015
Durham, NC 27708-0015

Papers will not be returned.

Questions may be addressed to Professor Gopen at ggopen_at_duke.edu.

For further information about the Society, please consult our website:
http://www.lyricasociety.org

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