Following the success of the first meeting (University of Bologna, 30 June-2 July 2016), the second Transnational Opera Studies Conference will be hosted by the University of Bern, at the Musikwissenschaftliches Institut, from 5 to 7 July 2017.
CFP Deadline: 20 Dec 2016
Submissions are invited on any subject related to opera and other forms of music theatre, including history, dramaturgy, libretto studies, philology, genesis, reception, voice studies, performer studies, performance practice, interpretation, the relationship between opera and society, between opera and other arts, opera and media, opera on film, and so on. Preference will be given to proposals that explore issues, rather than simply offering descriptive accounts. Papers can be in German, English, French or Italian. Proposals must be submitted as a Word file and must include the following:
– full name
– country and institution
– e-mail address
– abstract in no more than 350 words
Abstracts should include all information necessary to allow the Programme Committee to evaluate the argument, research findings and originality of the proposal, as well as its potential as a conference paper. Proposals should be submitted as attachments by email to: [log in to unmask], by 31 October 2016. Everyone submitting a proposal will be sent a confirmation email; if this has not been received within five days, please resend the proposal.
All abstracts will be anonymized before being seen by the Programme Committee; you are requested not to include in your abstract any information that could reveal your identity.
All those who have submitted a proposal will be notified of the outcome by 20 December 2016.
The costs of the conference are funded directly by the participants (speakers and those attending). The exact registration fee will therefore depend on the number of participants, and will be confirmed along with the notification of papers accepted; it will, however, be no more than €100, and will include three buffet lunches.
For further details: http://www.musik.unibe.ch/forschung/tagungen/index_ger.html
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