April 18, 2010
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Emily Petermann (Konstanz)
Mario Dunkel (Dortmund)
Beate Schirrmacher (Stockholm)