CFP Lyrical Letters, or Missives with Melodies A session to be held at Modern Language conference in Chicago, January 3-6, 2019. Sponsored by the Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations. Analysis and appreciation of the artistic functions and contributions of sung letters in musical plays and operas. In these days of e mail, Twitter, etc., it can be hard to remember that, at one time, correspondence was done more slowly by letter, and that the reading and/or writing of letters was often an important part of theatrical events. You are invited to submit proposals that explore this phenomenon. The Modern Language Association will issue waivers to musicologists and others who are not employed in the field of literary studies. 250 word abstracts by 20 March 2018; Mail abstracts to Shoshana Knapp (dashiell -at- vt.edu). _______________________________________________ AMS-Announce mailing list and bulletin board: READ THE GUIDELINES prior to submitting a post: http://www.ams-net.org/announce.php TO SEE THE ARCHIVED POSTS: http://listserv.unl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=AMS-ANNOUNCE TO UNSUBSCRIBE, or switch to/from Digest mode: log in to http://listserv.unl.edu and edit your subscription.