CFP: [International] First World War: Music, Literature, Memory

full name / name of organization: 
James Allum
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This two-day conference aims to explore literary and musical responses to
the First World War, and the relationships between them.

The conference will take place on
11 and 12 July 2009 in King's College, Cambridge University, UK

Papers might address such issues as:

• How does the sound of the First World War affect composers and

• How do music and literature mourn, commemorate or celebrate the
First World War?

• How do individual composers and writers respond to the First
World War in their work?

• How is the war remembered in literature and music in the 1920s
and 1930s?

• What is the relationship between musical and literary responses,
and what do we learn from by putting them in dialogue with one other? To
what extent were they in conversation in their own time?

We welcome papers on music, literature or both.

We hope to put together a publication based upon the best of the
conference papers.

Further information at:

We welcome abstracts of 150 to 250 words for papers of 25 minutes. The
deadline for submission of abstracts is 30 January 2009, submitted to
Kate Kennedy and Trudi Tate, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge. By
email is preferred:;

Or by post to: Kate Kennedy and Trudi Tate, FWW Conference, Clare Hall,
Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL.

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