Wagner’s Reception in Western Culture

X International Conference Goethe Society in Spain:

Wagner’s Reception in Western Culture
Wagners Rezeption in  der Abendländischen Kultur 

University of Alcalá, Rectorado-Cisneriana, 3th-4th June 2013
Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain 

Organizing Committee: Paloma Ortiz-de-Urbina (Coordination);
Lorena Silos; Montse Bascoy; Anne Grytz

Scientific comitee: Arno Gimber; Berta Raposo; Miguel Salmerón

The aim of the conference is to shed light on the reception of Richard Wagner’s works. The reception of his oeuvre as well as the aesthetic revolution it caused manifests itself in various cultural fields such as philosophy, literature, music, the fine arts, architecture and politics.

Papers are invited on the following or related topics:

  • The reception of Richard Wagner in musical compositions
  • The presence of Richard Wagner in the literary realm (novel, poetry, drama)
  • The presence of Wagner in Western Cultural

The reception of Wagnerian aesthetics in music, literature, philosophy, architecture or the fine arts (painting, set design, sculpture)

Researchers are invited to submit proposals in the form of an abstract, in German or Spanish, of no more than 250 words.

The language of the conference will be German and/or Spanish and papers will be of  20 minutes duration and will be followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

The proceedings will be published by a German academic publishing house.

4th June 2013, 20h: Concert at the Aula de Música performed by the Orchestra of the University of Alcala.

Deadline for abstract submissions: 15th March 2013. Please submit proposals by email to Paloma Ortiz-de-Urbina: paloma.urbina@uah.es

Further information in German (D) and Spanish (E) is available on the following website: http://www.ub.edu/filoal/sge.html