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Trans, Pan, Inter: Cultures in Contact

Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations, inaugural presentations
Annual Convention of the American Comparative Literature Association

Puebla, Mexico, April 19-22, 2007


The LYRICA SOCIETY FOR WORD-MUSIC RELATIONS is pleased to announce its
inaugural presentations at the annual convention of the American
Comparative Literature Association (  The conference will be
held in Puebla, Mexico, April 19-22, 2007, and will be devoted to the
broad theme "Trans, Pan, Inter: Cultures in Contact." Accordingly,
papers on the literatures, music and cultures of the Hispanic Americas,
and on transatlantic and transpacific perspectives are strongly

The conference's theme foregrounds what is basic to Comparative
Literature, Musicology and Ethnomusicology as disciplines: analysis of
relations between and among composers, authors, performance practices,
works, languages, traditions, cultures, nations, continents, and
histories, and exploration of the methods and mechanisms by which those
relations create meaning.  Topics and theories involving points of
cultural contact and crossings remain critical to the conference's focus.

Proposals, no longer than 250 words in length, may be submitted in either
English or Spanish should be submitted electronically by November 15th to:, with ACLA in the subject line.

For further information, please refer to the ACLA website and to the
following link therefrom:

Please see travel information and hotel options in Puebla; we ask that you
make your hotel reservations before January 15th, 2007, to assure the
group rate.

Participating scholars should be or become bona fide members of the Lyrica
Society for Word-Music Relations.

We look forward to hearing from you and remain,


Paul-André Bempéchat, President
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