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Music and Literature in the 19th and 20th Centuries
London, May 2001

LONDON, 5 MAY 2001

The Musics and Cultures Research Group of the Open University is hosting a Day
Conference on the above theme to be held at the Open University Conference Centre,
344-354 Gray's Inn Road, London, on Saturday 5 May 2001.

An international panel of speakers will present papers on the themes, "Influences
and Modellings", "Gender and the Nineteenth Century", and "Aesthetic and Generic
Issues".  All scholars and students interested in this developing area of
humanities research are very welcome to attend.  The registration fee for the day
is ten pounds sterling, or sixteen Euros, which includes refreshments and a buffet
lunch.  Pre-booking is necessary, so that the number of participants is known.

The organisers of the conference are Robert Samuels and Delia da Sousa Correa.  
Further information is obtainable from the Research Group web site

Addresses for contact:
Arts Faculty, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PROGRAMME
5 May 2001 10:00 Coffee and welcome 10:15-12:15 Session 1: Influences and Modellings (Chair: Delia da Sousa Correa) Dostoyevsky and Wagner: The novel as Music Drama Rosamund Bartlett Birkbeck College, University of London Two languages, a single poetics: the music and writings of Berlioz Guillaume Bordry University of Nancy Literature as Déjà Vu? The Third Movement of Gustav Mahler's First Symphony Federico Celestini Karl Franzens University, Graz Janacek's Immortal Beloved and her Literary and Musical Intertexts Geoffrey Chew Royal Holloway, University of London 12:15 LUNCH 1:45-3:15 Session 2: Gender and the Nineteenth Century (Chair: Sophie Fuller) Mapping the Moral "Musicienne" Tili Boon Cuille Washington University in St Louis Music in Kate Chopin's The Awakening Tom Cooper The Open University The Dear Dead Past: The piano in Victorian poetry Regula Hohl Trillini University of Basel 3:15 Tea 3:30-5:00 Session 3: Aesthetic and Generic Issues (Chair: Robert Samuels) Music and Scientific Discourse Delia da Sousa Correa The Open University Myth in the Crossroads: Music, Orality and Identity in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon Kristin C. Brunnemer University of California at Riverside Music as a Language Daniel Albright University of Rochester 5:00 Plenary round-table discussion 5:30 Depart