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One Ring: Wagner in the 21st Century

Midwest Modern Language Association
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, November 9-12, 2006


CALL FOR PAPERS

In summer 2007, the Lincoln Center Festival and The Metropolitan Opera in
New York City will present the first 21st-century Met performance of Der
Ring des Nibelungen, performed by the Kirov Opera under Valery Gergiev of
the Marinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. In anticipation of this grand
event, this session will offer a timely revaluation of Wagner's epic
operatic cycle and its continuing relevance in an age of Terror and
Empire. Papers written in English are sought that address the critical
reception, performance, interpretation, structure, or continuing relevance
of Wagner, his opera cycle, the Nibelungenlied, or other retellings of the
source material. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged, from literary
theory and musicology to philosophy, aesthetics, and performance politics.  
Opportunities for engaging revisionist myth-making, narratology, and
cultural criticism abound.

Maximum Time Limit for Presentations: 15 minutes
Maximum Length of Abstracts: 300 words
Deadline for Abstracts: April 26, 2006

Please submit abstract via email (no attachments please), along with your
name, email address, mailing address, professional affiliation, and title
of paper, to Jeremy Glazier, glazierj@ohiodominican.edu, by April 26,
2006.
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