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Symposium: Exoticism, Identity and Constructions of Hispanic Music

Hosted by the Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne
Sharwood Room, Trinity College, University of Melbourne, Thursday 19 October 2006


This one-day symposium will bring together Australian and international
scholars researching topics relating to constructions of Hispanic and
Latin-American musical culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. We are
delighted to welcome Melanie Plesch from the University of Buenos Aires
and Ruth Piquer from the Complutense University of Madrid.

Papers will explore the following themes:

* Spanish and Latin-American music as exotic construct (from the 
  19th-century espagnolade to 20th-century dance crazes)
* Issues of nationalism and identity in relation to the music of Spain
  and Hispano-America
* From Carmen to the Gypsy Kings: equating 'gypsy' culture with Hispanic
  music
* Issues of transculturation and auto-exoticism in Hispanic music.

If you are interested in attending or participating, please email Michael
Christoforidis mchri@unimelb.edu.au

Further details, including a scheduled programme of speakers, will be
available closer to the date at
http://www.music.unimelb.edu.au/research/spanish.html

Registration is free of charge for all MSA members.
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