WMA Forum

Word and Music

Association Forum (WMAF),

founded in 2009 under the auspices of the

International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA),

offers ‘emerging scholars’ additional opportunities

to present papers—including but not limited to work in progress

—and to establish a network of scholars who share an interest

in word and music studies.

The central event of the Forum will be a biennial conference,

held in alternating years with the WMA international conferences.

Word and Music Forum:

First International Conference

November 4-6, 2010

Technische Universität Dortmund

Call for Papers

The first conference of the WMAF will be held at the

Technische Universität Dortmund from

November 4 to 6, 2010.

The conference will consist of two parts: one will explore

“Time and Space in Words and Music”, raising questions

about the relationship of time and space in intermediality,

exploring their role in such phenomena as beginnings

and endings, in repetition, in cyclical versus linear time,

or in narrativization/musicalization of time and space.

The other part will include a number of open colloquia

devoted to a discussion of works in progress.

We are very pleased that

Prof. Peter Rabinowitz of Hamilton College

will hold the keynote address at this inaugural conference.

In order to allow adequate time for discussion

papers must not exceed 20 minutes.

Please submit abstracts of ca. 300 words

plus a brief biographical statement (ca. 50 words) to wmaforum@googlemail.com

by May 1, 2010.

You should also indicate whether your paper

is intended for the conference topic or for

the open forum of works in progress.

Organizing Committee:

Emily Petermann (Konstanz)
Mario Dunkel (Dortmund)
Beate Schirrmacher (Stockholm)