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Gods, Men, and Monsters
Oxford, April 2001


Call for papers

'Gods, men, and monsters'
New College, Oxford

Organised by Michael Burden, Jennifer Thorp, and Wes Williams

2-4 April 2001

An interdisciplinary symposium on 17th- and early 18th-century French and
English drama and opera, and will incorporate the Oxford Annual Dance
Symposium, 'Gods, men and monsters' will emphasise the monstrous in opera,
drama, theatre and dance.

Among the keynote speakers will be the Charpentier scholar John Powell,
and events will include dance realisations by Airs and Graces, and a
performance by 'The Band of Instruments' of the music to Corneille's
Andromede and to Polieucte.

Papers on a range of topics - including genres, on myths in opera and
theatre, choreography, and on theatre music - would be welcomed.

1) Those wishing to offer a paper in any field should, in the first
   instance, contact

Michael Burden, New College, Oxford OX1 3BN, UK, +44-(0)1865 279 526,

2) Those wishing to simply register interest in attending should contact:

For more information, contact the Fellows' Secretary Maggie Davies, New
College, Oxford OX1 3BN, UK, +44-(0)1865) 279 522,