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Dramaturgy On Stage/In Theory
Flagstaff, AZ, October 1998

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The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations and Northern Arizona University invite submissions for a conference on dramaturgical theory and practice in word-music research, pedagogy, and performance. It will be held in Flagstaff, Arizona, on the "mountain campus" of Northern Arizona University, Arizona, USA. Our keynote speaker will be Professor David J. Levin (German Department, Columbia University), an experienced pedagogue and practitioner of dramaturgy. Besides editing _Opera Through Other Eyes_ (Stanford UP, 1993), he has recently published _Richard Wagner, Fritz Lang, and the Nibelungen: The Dramaturgy of Disavowal_ (Princeton UP, 1998). We invite papers and/or sessions on the theory, practice, and pedagogy of dramaturgy applied to the broad spectrum of word-music genres, including (but not limited to): Ballet * Cantata * Chanson * Chant * Film Music Incidental Music * Libretto * Lied * Liturgical Drama * Madrigal Masque * Mass * Melodrama * Minnesang * Musical Theater Opera * Opera on/as Film * Operetta * Oratorio * Performance Art Poetry * Popular Song * Program Music * Recitation * Song Tone Poem * Zarzuela In addition to word-music genres we invite papers considering dramaturgical perspectives on aesthetics * critical theory * cultural studies performance studies * translations and papers exploring pedagogical issues, especially projects incorporating technology and the World Wide Web. Unlike sessions given during conferences of organizations devoted to a single discipline, independent conferences encourage interdisciplinary interchange as scholars, teachers, and performers across the arts meet together. We will conduct our sessions, moreover, at a more leisurely tempo, allowing up to 40 minutes per paper in traditional formats. We welcome presentations and sessions in traditional formats, and will provide AV and technical equipment as needed. We also encourage lecture-recital or master class presentations, and will seek to complement those presentations with performances by School of Performing Arts faculty and students. Please address proposals (250 words maximum) for individual papers or sessions by 30 June 1998 to: Dr. Ellen J. Burns President, Lyrica Society School of Performing Arts Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ 86101-6040 USA fax: +1-520/214-9701 Ellen.Burns@nau.edu E-mail and fax proposals are welcome. Please indicate if you would like to present your work in either a traditional or performance/master class setting, the length of your presentation, and include AV or other equipment requirements. The conference, given as part of the Northern Arizona University 1998 Centennial Celebration of Literature and the Arts, is supported in part by the following NAU units: The School of Performing Arts The College of Arts and Sciences The Department of Humanities, Arts, and Religion The Department of English The Department of Philosophy In addition to information and forms provided via regular mail, information about the conference (including the registration form, travel arrangements, accommodations, programming, and local sites of interest) will also be available at:
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