18th Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music


18th Biennial Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music
University of Toronto, Canada, 18-21 June 2014

The Eighteenth Biennial Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music will take place at the University of Toronto, Canada, from Wednesday 18 June to Saturday 21 June 2014. The programme committee welcomes proposals on any aspect of music during the long 19th Century, and also invites proposals that engage with any of the following themes:

• Research on composers with major anniversaries in the years surrounding the conference, including Foster, Meyerbeer, Nielsen, Strauss, Mahler-Werfel, Sibelius, Scriabin;
• Music and conflict from the Congress of Vienna to the onset of WWI;
• Movement, gesture, and dance in 19th-century music and musical discourses;
• Audiences, listening, and spectatorship in the 19th century;
• 19th-century music and ideas of nature;
• Analysis, hermeneutics, and 19th-century music;
• Riemannian and neo-Riemannian theory: historical, theoretical, and analytical perspectives;
• History and practice of Schenkerian analysis;
• Music in North America and the idea of North America in 19th-century music.

Keynote lectures will be delivered by Thomas Christensen (University of Chicago) and Richard Kramer (CUNY Graduate Center).

Proposals are invited for the following:
• Individual Papers (20 minutes long, with 10 minutes for discussion);
• Themed Sessions (three or four papers, each 20 minutes long with 10 minutes for discussion);
• Roundtable Sessions (up to six people each giving a brief position paper, followed by a general discussion);
• Performances and Lecture Recitals.

Proposals should be prepared as follows:
• Individual papers: maximum 250 words;
• Themed Sessions: 250-word summary outlining the aims of the session, and a brief description of each paper;
• Roundtable Sessions: 250-word summary outlining the aims of the session, and a brief description of each paper;
• Lecture Recitals/ Performances: 250-word summary (plus supporting materials – e.g. CV/recording/programme details).

Proposals should be sent by email as an MS Word or PDF attachment to nineteenthcentury.music@utoronto.ca

Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2013 at 5 p.m. EST.

Successful applicants will be informed by mid-January 2014.

Programme Committee: James Deaville, Daniel Grimley, Sarah Hibberd, Sherry Lee, Ryan McClelland, Patrick McCreless, Mary Ann Smart, and Steven Vande Moortele.

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