When the Music Takes Over. Musical Numbers in Film and Television

deadline for submissions: 
April 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Musicology, University of Salzburg

The FWF project “The Austrian Music Film, 1912-1933” in collaboration with the Department for Art History, Musicology and Dance Studies at the University of Salzburg and the Kiel Society for Film Music Research is organizing the International Conference:


When the Music Takes Over. Musical Numbers in Film and Television 

Conference Dates: 8-10 March 2018
Venue: University of Salzburg, Austria
Proposal Deadline: April 31, 2017
Website: https://musicalmomentssite.wordpress.com/


Keynote Speakers: Amy Herzog (Queens College, New York), Richard Dyer (King's College, London)

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to investigate musical numbers in fictional film and television with regard to issues such as affect, performance, musical and filmic style and structure, visual musicality, configurations of cinematic time and space, gender construction, modes of audience address, reception, fan culture and more broader philosophical questions about the ontology of cinema. 


We invite proposals for individual papers, pre-constituted panels and poster presentations that explore the manifold research potentials of musical moments on screen(s).

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short biography (max. 250 words) to aniela.buzatu@sbg.ac.at. For information on panel submission, refer to the conference website. 

Notice of acceptance: June 2017
The conference language will be English.