Written Song and Performed Text Conference Panel (Deadline June 17, 2014)
This panel centers on the subject of orality and the written record in the realm of music. The organizers are particularly interested in the history of rimur, an Icelandic song tradition which appeared in manuscripts beginning in the 14th century and survived long enough to be recorded in 20th-century performance. However, abstracts are welcome on any aspect of orality and literacy in relation to medieval and early modern music.
Abstracts for papers should be 250 words or fewer.
Deadline for submissions is June 17, 2014.
The Medieval-Renaissance Conference takes place at UVA-Wise, Sept. 25-27, 2014.