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Proposals are invited for a two-day international symposium coinciding with
the launch of the digital platform “Early Modern Songscapes” to be held 8-9
February 2019 at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Reformation and
Renaissance Studies in Toronto, Canada.


We invite contributions from scholars of music, literature, theater, and
digital humanities interested in “intermedia” approaches to sixteenth- and
seventeenth-century English song and its performance—that is, methodologies
that foreground points of connection between music, lyric, and performance,
and their presentations and transformations across different media.
Proposals could outline new ways of conceiving of song’s media and
performance history, discuss formats or methodologies for curating song,
reflect upon book history and media studies as they pertain to song, or
consider the role of the digital humanities in scholarship on early modern
song. The conference will incorporate a range of formats, including
traditional paper sessions, roundtable discussions, and digital media
presentations.


Featured keynote speakers include Patricia Fumerton (Professor of English,
University of California, Santa Barbara), Whitney Trettien (Assistant
Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania), and Amanda Eubanks
Winkler (Associate Professor of Music History and Cultures, Syracuse
University).


Formal presentations will be limited to 20 minutes each, and digital salon
or poster session pieces may be on display for a longer period. Please
indicate the desired format of your proposal and include a clear statement
of its originality and significance. Proposals should not exceed 300 words
and should include the following information: contributor’s full name and
contact information, institutional affiliation or city, academic status,
nationality, and any audio/visual requests.

Proposals should be sent via email in Word format by midnight EST on 15
April 2018 to the Program Committee at earlymodernsongscapes -at- gmail.com
with the subject “Early Modern Songscapes Proposal.”


Program Committee: Katherine Larson, University of Toronto; Scott Trudell,
University of Maryland; and Sarah F. Williams, University of South Carolina.

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