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Literature and Music in the Study of Culture
Oxford, May 2002

LITERATURE AND MUSIC IN THE STUDY OF CULTURE A day conference organised by the Musics and Cultures Research Group of The Open University to be held at Worcester College, Oxford Saturday 11 May 2002. 10:00 am-5:45 pm
10:00 Coffee and welcome 10:15-12:15 Case studies Chair: Delia da Sousa Correa 'Have fair fallen': Hopkins, Purcell and Socio-religious Stress. Robert Fraser The Open University The Poet, The Pianist, and the Patron: Hans Christian Andersen and Franz Liszt in Carl Alexander's Weimar Anna Harwell Celenza Michigan State University Music in D.G. Rossetti's The House of Life sonnet sequence Phyllis Weliver Wilkes University Myth and Mysticism in Jolivet: Musical 'Magic Realism'? Caroline Rae Cardiff University The Realist Symphony Robert Samuels The Open University 12:15-1:45 Buffet lunch 1:45-3:30 Cultural Politics Chair: Martin Clayton Beat Generation / Rock Generation: Observations on a cultural continuum Simon Warner University of Leeds What's the Ugliest Part of Your Body? On the Uses and Abuses of Frank Zappa's Degenerate Art Michel Delville University of Liège Fennimore and the Treasure of the Lake: Der Silbersee as a Trope on Karl May, Heine and Shakespeare Preeta Samarasan Eastman School of Music John Gay's Twentieth Century: The Beggar's Opera revisited Charles Mundye University of Hull 3:30-4:00 Tea 4:00-5:15 Theoretical Perspectives Chair: Robert Samuels Music as Metaphor Jeremy Barham Trinity College of Music … glitch … : Literary and Musical Models of Productive Failure. Greg Hainge University of Adelaide Music and the body in the writings of Barthes Peter Dayan University of Edinburgh 5:15 Closing discussion 5:45 Depart The organisers of the conference are Robert Samuels and Delia da Sousa Correa of the Open University, and Alexandra Wilson of Worcester College. Further information, including the full programme and a booking form, is obtainable from the Research Group web site ( Addresses for contact: Arts Faculty, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK