CFP Gertrude Stein and Music MLA Seattle 2012

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The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations and the Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism
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This session will examine the works of composers who set texts by Gertrude
Stein to music, either as songs, choral works, musicals, operas, or any other
type of composition. These may have been written during Stein's lifetime
with her collaboration, such as her operas with Virgil Thomson, or may have
been set posthumously. Among the topics to be explored are how music affects
the texts' meaning, why composers would choose to set Stein, and Stein's own
thoughts on the combination of words and music.
Send 200 word proposals to by March 10, 2011.