CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Lyrical Settings: Early Modern Lyrics in their Cultural Contexts

Source of Information: CFP 2001-01-15
Date of Event: 2001-11-19 to 21
Location of event: Groningen, The Netherlands
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2001-02-28


                          LYRICAL SETTINGS
           Early Modern Lyrics in their Cultural Contexts

  An international conference hosted by the Department of English, 
              University of Groningen, The Netherlands,
                         19-21 November 2001

Submissions are invited for 20-minute papers on aspects of early 
modern lyrics in their shifting cultural settings. These "settings" of course 
include the music with which the lyrics were first conceived, but will also 
extend to the physical and social contexts of writing and performance 
(court, household, theatre, church, street) and to the varied modes of 
publication (oral, manuscript circulation, print). Papers may also address 
the relationships between lyrics and related literary forms, particularly 
the more popular genres such as ballads and metrical psalms. The 
conference thus aims at a reassessment of the most important contexts - 
musical, cultural, historical, critical - in which the early modern lyric may 
best be appreciated.    

Abstracts of approx. 300 words should be sent to the organisers by the 
end of February 2001. 

Postal address: Lyrical Settings Conference, English Department, 
University of Groningen, P.O Box 716, 9700 AS Groningen,  The 

Telephone:       +31 50 363 5850
Fax:             +31 50 363 5821
Website:         under construction

The conference is organised by the Department of English, University of 
Groningen, in co-operation with the Department of Comparative 
Literature, the Institute for Research in the Humanities, and the 
Groningen Centre for Early Music and Dance.

If you are interested in our conference, you might wish to combine your 
visit with the conference on the present state of the lyric, organised by 
the University of London's Institute of English Studies, on November 15-
17 2001. For information see:

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