G.W.l. Marshall-Hall: A Symposium






To celebrate the renovation of the Grainger Museum at the University of Melbourne, the Museum and the Faculty of the VCA & Music will be hosting a two-day symposium on G.W.L. Marshall-Hall, first Ormond Professor of Music at the University of Melbourne, on 11–12 November 2010.


The symposium will provide a forum for the presentation of new perspectives on the life, composition, criticism, conducting and teaching of Marshall-Hall, as well as on his friends and associates including Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts, Elise Wiedermann, James Barrett, Herbert Brookes, F.S. Delmer, students such as Ernest Moffitt and Margaret Sutherland, and on bohemianism, wowserism, Wagnerianism and feminism in Melbourne from 1891 to 1915. Papers from the disciplines of musicology, art history, cultural history, history and sociology are all welcome.


Proposals for thirty-minute presentations (20 minutes plus 10 minutes of questions) at the symposium should be accompanied by a 250-word abstract and forwarded by email to <marshall-hall@unimelb.edu.au> by Friday 18 June 2010.


It is anticipated that a proceedings in the form of a fully refereed collection of essays will be published.


Inquiries can be addressed to the convenors, Thérèse Radic (thereser@unimelb.edu.au) and Sue Robinson (srobi@unimelb.edu.au).