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The Politics of Opera: Wagner and His Aftermath
Oxford, October 2001

University of Oxford
European Humanities Research Centre
Malcolm Bowie, FBA, Director


One-Day Conference: Thursday 4 October 2001
The Old Library, All Souls College, Oxford OX1 4AL

09.45 - 10.15 Coffee

10.15 - 10.30 Welcome and Introduction
Professor Malcolm Bowie. EHRC and All Souls College and Dr Rosamund
Bartlett, EHRC, conference chair

10.30 - 12.30 Morning session
Wagner, Wesendonck and the Politics of Patronage
Professor Chris Walton, University of Pretoria
Houston Stewart Chamberlain and 
the Wagnerian Doctrine of Regeneration
Dr Roger Allen, St Peter's College, Oxford
Wagner and Nietzsche:
Genealogy of their Contrasting Reputations
Dr Mark Almond, Oriel College, Oxford

12.30 - 2.00 Lunch

2.00 - 4.00 Afternoon session
Aftermath Made Visible: The Politics of Staging Wagner
Tash Siddiqui, Somerville College, Oxford
Politics in Post-Wagnerian Opera in Germany and Austria:
Pfitzner and Schreker
Dr Peter Franklin, St Catherine's College, Oxford
Richard Strauss and the Broken Dream of the Modern
Professor John Deathridge, King's College London

4.00 - 4.30 Tea

4.30 - 5.30 Round-Table Discussion
The Politics of Wagner
Led by Patrick Carnegy

All are welcome. There is no registration fee, but since space is limited
those wishing to attend are asked to notify Margaret Lord at All Souls
College, preferably by e-mail:

Those who attend should make their own arrangements for lunch and any
accommodation needed.

European Humanities Research Centre
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Tel: +44 (0)1865 284680
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