CFP The Opera Libretto MLA Seattle 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations
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Seeking proposals that examine how scripts are prepared to be set to music. Among the areas to be explored: How do sung texts differ from spoken ones? What are the differences between libretti and their sources? Prose vs. verse; Original work vs. adaptation; Historical considerations. The topic is wide open.

Send 200 word proposals to by March 10, 2011.