Registration for the conference Musical and Other Cultural Responses to Political Violence in Latin America on 6 December at the University of Manchester is now open. You can register online now.
Details of the programme are below. Paper abstracts are available online.
9.30-10am – Registration
10-10.10am – Welcome – Caroline Bithell
10.10-11.40am – Testimony and myth in armed conflict
Chair: Hettie Malcomson
‘New Song, New Time: Peruvian Marxisms and Music in a Revolutionary Era’ – Jonathan Ritter (University of California, Riverside)
‘The Violent Andes: Crisis and Cultural Difference in Narratives of Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’ – Daniel Willis (University of Manchester)
‘Singing a Change: Rephrasing White Upper Class Identity through Fusion Music in Post-war Lima’ – Fiorella Montero (Royal Holloway)
11.40am-12.00noon – Coffee break
12.00-13.00pm – Experimental aesthetics of violence
Chair: Jordana Blejmar
‘Enrique Lihn’s El Paseo Ahumada (1983) and the Mapping of Violence’ – Constanza Ceresa (University College London)
‘Is There a Politics in the Sounds of Raul Ruiz? The Case of La Maleta (1963)’ – Laura Jordán (Université Laval) and Nicolás Lema (Australian National University)
1-2pm – Lunch
2-3.45pm – Clandestine movements and detention under dictatorship
Chair: Toby Heys
‘Quem cala morre contigo [He who stays silent dies with you]: Clandestine Movements, Musical Activism, and the Lyricists of the Clube da Esquina in Dictatorial Brazil’ – Holly Holmes (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
‘The Power of the Song: Forbidden Singing in an Argentine Prison’ (film excerpt by Michael Chanan, University of Roehampton) plus ‘Cinema Sundays in a Maximum Security Prison in Córdoba, Argentina’ – Ana Mohaded (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)
‘Musical Commemorations of the Fortieth Anniversary of Pinochet’s Coup’ – Katia Chornik (University of Manchester)
3.45-4pm – Coffee Break
4-5pm – Contemporary communities’ responses to police brutality and other State wrongs
Chair: Cara Levey
‘Culture and Freedom? Creative Responses to Political Violence in Medellin, Colombia’ – Theresa Bean (University of Leeds), Jez Collins (Birmingham City University) and Ruth Daniel (University of Manchester)
‘Vinegar: A Brazilian Anthology of Poetry against Oppression’ – Rosane Carneiro Ramos (King’s College London)
5.15-6.30pm – Keynote lecture - Michael Lazzara (University of California, Davis)
Chair: Par Kumaraswami
‘Complicity and Responsibility in the Aftermath of the Pinochet Regime: The Case of “El Mocito”’ – Michael Lazzara (University of California, Davis)
Univerza na Primorskem
Fakulteta za turistične študije - Turistica
In December, 2011, the first Words and Music conference was held in Maribor, Slovenia. Words and Music II will take place at the sunny Slovenian seaside. This conference will explore the relationship between words and music, and the place of that relationship in modern culture.
Possible topics of relevance include, but are not limited to, songs and song lyrics, poems set to music, novels about music and musicians, opera and librettos, rock opera, metaphor in music, translating song lyrics, phonetics and pronunciation in singing, drama and dramatic elements in music videos, music and travel, music and tourism, music journalism, music and ideology, using song lyrics in the classroom, and songs and culture.
Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of up to 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, and contact telephone number) by November 30, 2013.
The conference will be jointly organized by The University of Primorska, The University of Ljubljana, The University of Maribor, and SDAŠ, the Slovensko društvo za angleške studije.
Contact email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For more information about the conference, please visit our website at: http://events.ff.uni-mb.si/wordsandmusic
The inaugural St Andrews English Colloquium is on the subject of Opera & Fiction. It comprises one and a half days of lectures by literary critics and musicologists including Brad Bucknell, Philip Ross Bullock, Delia da Sousa Correa, Kate Kennedy, Cormac Newark, Jeremy Tambling, and Phyllis Weliver, on 11th and 12th May 2013. The composer Thea Musgrave will also be speaking and the concert on Saturday evening includes the world premiere of her work, based on three of her historical operas, 'Three Women'. All events are free and open to the public and you are warmly invited to attend. For further information see: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/english/newsandevents/englishcolloquium.
The Ninth Biennial International Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain will be held in association with the Royal Philharmonic Society and Royal Musical Association at Cardiff University School of Music from 24 June (1.15pm) until 27 June 2013 (3.45pm). The keynote speakers will be Professor Simon Goldhill (Director, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge University) and Dr Leanne Langley (Associate Fellow, Institute of Musical Research, University of London). See the conference website for further details and booking information.