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Call for Papers: 20th Century British Poets in Music

An RMA Study Day

28 Jun 13

University of Hull

Call for Papers and Compositions

You are invited to submit a 20 minute paper or 5-7 minute composition for this interdisciplinary event, bringing together musicologists, literary scholars, postgraduate students and composers interested in the connections between poetry and music. Michael Tippett once wrote provocatively that one of the primal gifts of the song writer is 'the ability to destroy all the verbal music of the poetry or prose and to substitute the music of music'. We aim to consider the transformation of referential words into musical sounds from a number of practical and theoretical perspectives, with a keynote lecture by Professor Stephen Banfield. The event ties in with related performances, competitions and workshops on 27th and 29th June, foregrounding music and creative writing generated in response to the poetry of D.H. Lawrence and Philip Larkin.

Papers relating to the following issues are particularly welcome:


Please send a title and abstract (max. 250 words) to the email addresses below by 15.2.2013.


Please submit a short description of the work by 15.2.2013. Any performance requirements should be discussed at an early stage with one of the organisers.

Dr Bethan Jones - b.m.jones@hull.ac.uk and
Dr Freya Bailes - f.bailes@hull.ac.uk

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