Wagner and Us

SYMPOSIUM “WAGNER AND US”

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE 68 DECEMBER 2013

Scheduled to coincide with the performances of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen in Melbourne, 18 November–13 December 2013, the symposium “Wagner and Us” will explore and critique Richard Wagner’s continuing cultural, political, and historical importance to contemporary society. The symposium, convened by Professor Kerry Murphy, is jointly hosted by The University of Melbourne, Monash University, and The Richard Wagner Society in Melbourne.

Topics to be covered include Wagner in Australia, Wagner and Anti-Semitism, Wagner in the Theatre, and the ‘Wagner Industry’, and others.

Invited Keynote Speakers include Slavoj Žižek (UK/Slovenia), Patrick Carnegy (UK), Eva Rieger (Germany), and Hans Vaget (USA).

Call for Papers
Researchers are invited to submit proposals for papers of 20 minutes to be followed by 10 minutes discussion. Please note: as there are no parallel sessions only a limited number of papers will be accepted.

Proposals consisting of a title and abstract of no more than 250 words (in English) should be submitted by e-mail to the organising committee at submissions@wagnerandus.com.au  by 30 September 2012.  Acceptance of papers will be advised by 30 November 2012.  It is anticipated that a Conference Proceedings will be published.

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