Call for Papers
Session title: “Poetic Music, Musical Poetry: Connections between
Poetry and Music in German Literature”
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Host: Susquehanna University
Session contact: Deva Kemmis, Georgetown University ([log in to unmask])
This panel will examine the links between poetic language and music
in German literature and culture. The musicality of poetry and the
poetry of music are dual points of departure for this panel
discussion. Possible topics of interest include, but are not limited
to, the musical nature of poetic language, theoretical frameworks that
explore the inherent musicality and the effect of the musical on
poetic language, research intersections between musicology and
literary studies, investigations into the mimetic function of poetry,
insights from auditory biology into aesthetic investigations,
instrumental music and the role of the voice, the contributions of
cognitive studies to the work of literary scholars, and recent
scholarship within German Studies that focuses on the auditory realm.
Papers are invited on any aspect of the possible connections between
poetry and music in German literature and culture. Papers that
concentrate on Germanic poetry of the nineteenth and twentieth
centuries are especially encouraged, but abstracts that address any
era of Germanic poetry and/or music are welcome.
Deadline: September 30, 2013
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)
The 2014 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of
sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location.
This capitol city set on the Susquehanna River is known for its
vibrant restaurant scene, historical sites, the National Civil War
museum, and nearby Amish Country, antique shops and Hershey Park.
NeMLA has arranged low hotel rates of $104-$124.
The 2014 event will include guest speakers, literary readings,
professional events, and workshops. A reading by George Saunders will
open the Convention. His 2013 collection of short fiction, The Tenth
of December, has been acclaimed by the New York Times as: “the best
book you’ll read this year.” NeMLA’s Keynote Speaker will be David
Staller, Producer and Director of Project Shaw. Mr. Staller presents
monthly script-in-hand performances of Bernard Shaw’s plays at the
Players Club in New York City.
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA
session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or
seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and
also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.
Deva F. Kemmis ([log in to unmask])
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor: Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: http://grs.missouri.edu/resources/gerlistserv.html