Call for Papers | Beyond Genius and Muse

Gender & Authority

Yesterday, at our second seminar of the term, we heard a fascinating paper by Annika Forkert on the complex and sometimes collaborative relationship between the composer Elisabeth Lutyens and her husband, sometime conductor and musical programmer Edward Clark, whom she called her ‘yardstick’. This paper and the discussion following raised a number of challenging questions as to how we classify and research collaboration between artistic couples. There will be a conference exploring precisely these questions at the University of Bristol in April 2017, and the call for papers can be found here.

More information on the conference and how to submit a proposal can be found on the conference website.

Beyond Genius and Muse: Collaborating Couples in Twentieth-Century Arts
Interdisciplinary Conference
18th-19th April 2017
Victoria Rooms, Queen’s Road
Department of Music
University of Bristol, BS8 1SA

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Second Seminar of Michaelmas Term: Music and Dance

The second Gender and Authority Seminar of the term brings together papers on ‘women’s music’ and a feminist canon in ballet.

Gender & Authority

Join us on Wednesday for the second seminar of term, at which we’ll hear from Katherine Watson on a feminist canon in ballet and Annika Forkert on the complexities of musical canonicity and ‘women’s music’.

We’ll be back in lecture room 2 at Christ Church, with a 5.15pm start and we look forward to seeing you there!


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