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Early Modern Lyrics in their Cultural Contexts
Groningen, November 2001

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT and CALL FOR PAPERS LYRICAL SETTINGS Early Modern Lyrics in their Cultural Contexts An international conference hosted by the Department of English, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 19-21 November 2001 Submissions are invited for 20-minute papers on aspects of early modern lyrics in their shifting cultural settings. These "settings" of course include the music with which the lyrics were first conceived, but will also extend to the physical and social contexts of writing and performance (court, household, theatre, church, street) and to the varied modes of publication (oral, manuscript circulation, print). Papers may also address the relationships between lyrics and related literary forms, particularly the more popular genres such as ballads and metrical psalms. The conference thus aims at a reassessment of the most important contexts -- musical, cultural, historical, critical -- in which the early modern lyric may best be appreciated. Abstracts of approx. 300 words should be sent to the organisers by the end of February 2001. Postal address: Lyrical Settings Conference, English Department, University of Groningen, P.O Box 716, 9700 AS Groningen, The Netherlands Telephone: +31 50 363 5850 Fax: +31 50 363 5821 Website: under construction Email: h.e.wilcox@let.rug.nl The conference is organised by the Department of English, University of Groningen, in co-operation with the Department of Comparative Literature, the Institute for Research in the Humanities, and the Groningen Centre for Early Music and Dance. If you are interested in our conference, you might wish to combine your visit with the conference on the present state of the lyric, organised by the University of London's Institute of English Studies, on November 15- 17 2001. For information see: www.sas.ac.uk/ies/