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Music, Myth and Magic in the Late Medieval and Early Modern World
Chicago, February 2002


CALL FOR PAPERS (MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN STUDIES)

MUSIC, MYTH AND MAGIC IN THE LATE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN WORLD

A conference sponsored by the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies
and
the Northwestern University School of Music

February 21-24, 2002


This conference will offer a chance for scholars from a variety of
disciplinary backgrounds to come together and explore the many
intersections between music, myth and all forms of magic and occult
science from about 1350 to 1750.

Music, myth and magic were all subjects of renewed investigation and
experimentation throughout Europe and in new worlds of contact during
this period. In all three areas of inquiry, ancient speculative
traditions intersected with new ideas and practices to provide
fundamental structures for understanding, describing and organizing
natural and human experiences.

Papers should consider the intersection between any two (or all three) of
the subjects of music, myth and magic. Avenues of inquiry might include:
metamorphosis, material culture, cultural contact and appropriation,
gender, the relation between body and soul, the relation between tangible
and non-tangible worlds, representation across media, the marvelous, the
fantastic, the classical heritage, and the world of sound. Submissions on
both European and non-European cultures are welcome.

Deadline for Submission of 500-word abstracts: August 15, 2001

Please send to:
Carla Zecher, Director
Center for Renaissance Studies
The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610-3380
USA
zecherc@newberry.org
fax: +1-312-255-3502


>Linda Phyllis Austern
>Associate Professor
>School of Music
>Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.  USA
>l-austern@nwu.edu
>fax: (847) 491-5260
>