Time and Space in Words and Music: The 1st Conference of the Word and Music Association Forum

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Call for Papers: "Time and Space in Words and Music"
The 1st Conference of the Word and Music Association Forum
Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany, November 4-6, 2010

The Word and Music Association Forum (WMAF), founded in 2009 under the auspices of the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA), offers 'emerging scholars' additional opportunities to present papers – including but not limited to work in progress – and establish a scholarly network of those who share an interest in word and music studies. The central event of the Forum will be a biennial conference, held in alternating years with the WMA international conferences.

The first conference of the WMAF will be held at the Technische Universität Dortmund from November 4 to 6, 2010. The conference will consist of two parts: one will explore "Time and Space in Words and Music," raising questions about the relationsship of time and space in intermediality and exploring their role in such phenomena as beginnings and endings, in repetition, in cyclical versus linear time, or in narrativization/musicalization of time and space. The other part will include a number of open colloquia devoted to a discussion of works in progress. We are very pleased that Prof. Peter Rabinowitz of Hamilton College will hold the keynote address at this inaugural conference.

In order to allow adequate time for discussion papers must not exceed 20 minutes. Please submit abstracts of ca. 300 words plus a brief biographical statement (ca. 50 words) to wmaforum@googlemail.com by May 1, 2010.
You should also indicate whether your paper is intended for the conference topic or for the open forum of works in progress.

Organizing Committee:
Emily Petermann (Konstanz)
Mario Dunkel (Dortmund)
Beate Schirrmacher (Stockholm)