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The study of connections between music and literature has recently become a flourishing area of international research activity. The Open University’s Literature and Music Research Group aims to encourage wide-ranging interdisciplinary study of literature and music and to foster a research community in this area within and beyond the university.

Members of the Literature and Music Research Group have previously run two international conferences, resulting in the publication Phrase and Subject: Studies in Literature and Music. Details of further research publications in this area can be found by following the members link and clicking on individuals’ names.

The OU Literature and Music Research Group hosted the ninth international conference of the WMA in August 2013. Literature and Music Research Group members are also engaged in Knowledge Transfer activity and events, such as opera projects and educational consultancy for opera companies.

Members of the Literature and Music Research Group supervise graduate students for interdisciplinary research degrees. For more information follow the postgraduate opportunities link.

There is also a fruitful connection between this research area and the undergraduate curriculum at the Open University. For more information follow the curriculum link.

Phrase and Subject: Studies in Literature and Music