CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations

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Jeff Dailey
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The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Realtions is pleased to announce its
forthcoming seminar at the 2009 conference of the American Comparative
Literature Association (, March 26-29, at Harvard University.

The 2009 conference theme is: "Global Languages, Local Cultures". The
seminars extend over three days, and are organized into daily, two-hour
symposia during which a total of twelve papers are read. Each seminar
for cohesion through presentations on inter-related, interlocking and
overlapping topics.

Lyrica's seminar, "Nationalism, Opera, and Song" will focus on topics
such as
the survival of minority languages and literatures, expressions of
and dialect (i.e. Janácek's technique of Sprachmelodie), and the
socio-historical/political and literary origins of national anthems.

Abstracts and biographical notices (not to exceed 250 words, respectively)
should be submitted electronically by November 1, 2008 to

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