Call for Papers

The programme committee welcomes proposals on any aspect of music during the long 19th century. In addition, the committee invites proposals that engage with any of the following themes:

  • Research on composers with major anniversaries in the period surrounding the conference, including Coleridge-Taylor, Liszt, Mahler, Verdi, and Wagner;
  • Black concert composers in the 19th century;
  • Staging 19th-century opera in the 20th and 21st centuries;
  • 19th-century forms and current Formenlehre;
  • The idea of Scotland in 19th-century music.

Proposals are invited for the following:

  • Individual Papers (20-minutes long, with 10 minutes for discussion);
  • Themed Sessions (three or four papers, each 20-minutes long with 10 minutes for discussion);
  • Roundtable Sessions (up to six people each giving a brief position paper, followed by a general discussion);
  • Performances and Lecture Recitals.

Proposals should be prepared as follows:

  • Individual papers: maximum 250 words;
  • Themed Sessions: 250-word summary outlining the aims of the session, and a brief description of each paper;
  • Roundtable Sessions:  250-word summary outlining the aims of the session, and a brief description of each paper;
  • Lecture Recitals/ Performances: 250-word summary (plus supporting materials – e.g. CV/recording/programme details).

Proposals should be sent by email as an MS Word or PDF attachment to Elaine Kelly at elaine.kelly@ed.ac.uk

Deadline for submissions is 1 November 2011 at 5 p.m.

Successful applicants will be informed by 31 January 2012.

Programme Committee: Denise Gallo, Julian Horton, Elaine Kelly, Hilary Poriss, and Derek B. Scott