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UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC, ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
&
INSTITUTE OF ROMANCE STUDIES

 

FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER TO SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER 2002

WESTERN MUSIC AND RACIAL DISCOURSES, 1883-1933

Sponsored by the British Academy
and the Jewish Music Institute, Millennium Awards


PROGRAMME
(DRAFT)

FRIDAY, 11 OCTOBER 2002

9.30-10.00
Registration

10.00-11.15 Welcome and Session 1:

· Professor Philip Bohlman (University of Chicago): 'Erasure: displacing race as twentieth-century music historiography'
· Erik Levi (Royal Holloway, University of London): 'The anti-Semitic strain in German writing on music 1900-1933'

11.15-11.30 Coffee

11.30-1.00pm Session 2: The Wagner legacy

· Professor Reinhold Brinkmann (Harvard University): 'Silver hero, Untertan and the idea of the Nordic: national politics and racism in the reception of Wagner's Lohengrin'
· Professor John Deathridge (King's College London): 'Towards a political biography of Wagner's Parsifal'
· Dr Julie Brown (Royal Holloway, University of London): 'Otto Weininger and musical discourse in turn-of-the-century Vienna'

1pm-2pm Lunch

2-3.30pm Session 3: France
· Professor Jann Pasler (UC San Diego): 'Race, identity, and difference: musical acclimatization and the chansons populaires in Third Republic France'
· Andy Fry (St Johns College, Oxford): 'Re-thinking the revue-nègre: the critical reception of black musical shows in twenties and thirties Paris'
· Professor Jane Fulcher (Indiana University): 'Romanticism, technology, and the masses: Honegger and the aesthetic allure of French fascism'

3.30-4.30 Session 4: Spain
· Dr Michael Christophoridis (University of Melbourne): 'Manuel de Falla, flamenco and la raza española'
· Gemma Perez-Zalduondo (Universidad de Granada): 'Racial Discourses in the Spanish Musical Literature (1915-1936)'

4.30-4.45 Tea

4.45-6.15 Session 5: Britain and the United States
· Professor Alain Frogley (University of Connecticut): '"The old sweet Anglo-Saxon spell": Racial discourses and the American reception of British music 1890-1960'
· Nalini Gwynne (University of California, Berkeley): 'Holst's intercultural music: Challenging imperialist concepts of cultural hegemony in the Anglo-Indian colonial encounter'
· Professor Malcolm Gillies (Australian National University) and Dr. David Pear (Australian National University): 'American Nordicism and Percy Grainger'

6.15 Dinner (own arrangements)

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SATURDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2002

8-9am Breakfast

9.30-11.00 Session 6: Italy
Roundtable: 'Racial Issues, Music and the Fascist Period' (convenor: Roberto Illiano - Fondazione-Stichting P.A. Locatelli, Cremona)
· Eleonora Carapella: 'Persecuted Music in Italy: The Case of Aldo Finzi'
· Massimiliano Sala: 'Radio Censorship as a Means of Fascist Propaganda'
· Roberto Illiano: 'Racial Discourses in Futurist Music'
· Vincenzo Alaimo: 'The Racial Lie and the Exaltation of the Masses'
· Roberto Illiano and Luca Sala: 'Luigi Dallapiccola and the Ideological Context of Fascism'

11.00-11.15 Coffee

11.15-12.45pm Session 8: Jazz and Popular Musics
· Professor Guthrie Ramsey (University of Pennsylvania): 'Jazz, Race, and Early Black Music Historiography'
· Professor Kevin S. Amidon (University of Michigan): 'Jonny Plays an Amati: the African-American in the Weimar Opera'
· Dr. Brian Currid (Universität Frankfurt): '"Gypsy Violins" and "Hot Rhythms": Race, Popular Music and Governmentality'

12.45-1.45pm Lunch

1.45-4.15pm Session 7: 'The Jewish Question'
· Professor Nicholas Cook (Southampton University): 'Holding up the mirror: Schenkerian analysis and the Ostjuden problem'
· Professor Klára Móricz (Amherst College): 'Ancestral voices: anti-Semitism and Ernest Bloch's racial theories of art'
· Dr. Jeremy Barham (Trinity College of Music, London): '"Made in Germany": Musicological Imperialism and a Recently Discovered Mahler Study by Alfred Mathis-Rosenzweig'
· Professor Lydia Goehr (Columbia University): 'Adorno on Wagner and Mahler: what's race got to do with it?'

4.15-4.30pm Tea

4.30-5.30pm Session 8: South Africa
· Shirli Gilbert (Magdalen College, Oxford): 'Afrikaner nationalism and its musical manifestations: an early link with National Socialism?'
· Grant Olwage (Rhodes University): '(Re)Thinking 'Race' and Resistance: South African Music Historiography and Victorian Hymns'

5.30-6.30pm Session 9: Concluding discussion

6.30pm Depart


Venue: Institute of Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU (No smoking building). Tel: 020-7862 8677 Fax: 020-7862 8672

Booking/registration/accommodation: Please PRINT then FILL OUT the Registration Form and then SEND it to Dr. Sarah Wykes (Administrative Secretary) at the Institute of Romance Studies (see above). Email: irs@sas.ac.uk (Please direct questions about registering and booking lunch and accommodation in advance to Sarah. As there are many restaurants in the area, there will be no evening conference meals.)

Registration fees:

Standard rate per day: £25 per day
Institute of Romance Studies (IRS) Members rate: £10 per day
Graduate students in IRS subscribing depts: £5 per day

Accommodation:
Click here for a list of possible accommodation in the vicinity; however, please double-check with the accommodation provider for up-to-date prices.

Other inquiries: Dr. Julie Brown, Department of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX. Email: julie.brown@rhul.ac.uk

 

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