*please note that the programme is subject to change*

Thursday 14th June 2018

09:00 Registration
09:20 Welcome
09:30 Panel A            Chair: Clare Wilson

Music in Polish Romantic Epic Poetry

Jan Czarnecki

Friedrich Kiel – Mondnacht: Tracking the Composer’s Interpretation of the Poem

Bianca Schumann

Max Reger reads Richard Dehmel, or: the Inner Truth of Venus

Stefan  Gasch

11:00 Coffee
11:30 Keynote

Between Literature and Music: Immobilism, Incompatibility and Incomprehension

Peter Dayan

12:30 Lunch
13:30 [Parallel Panels]

Panel B            Chair: Ruth Jacobs

“Rereading Histories: Music, Literature, and the Study of Ancient Cultures – the Case of Early China”

Avital Rom

Written Life to sung office: transmission of ideas between the early- and late-medieval cult of St Columba’

Andrew Bull

Music in postcolonial literature

Christin Hoene

Panel C            Chair: Katerina Kaimaki

A Poet’s Composer: André Caplet and the mélodie

Clare Wilson

Setting Greek Modernist Poetry to Music: The Emergence of Art-Popular [Entechhno Laiko] Song

Christina Michael

The Margins of a Discourse: Jazz Poetry, Music and the ‘Space Between’

Helen Bailey


15:00 Coffee
15:30 Panel D            Chair: Pierre Degott

Poetic Forms and Musical Structures: a performance presentation

Ralph Bateman

Invisible Music – Angela Carter and the prosodic influences of folk song

Hippolyta Paulusma

The Art of Improvisation in Literature and Music

Marijan Dović

17:00 End of Day 1

Friday 15th June 2018

09:00 [Parallel Panels]

Panel E            Chair: Jan Czarnecki

Fluid Eroticism: Wagner According to Mann and Musil

Axel Englund

Spreading the Wagnerian gospel? The evolution of the Revue Wagnérienne from exegetic publication to Symbolist laboratory of ideas

Adeline Heck

“This is the music which makes men mad”: Hungarian Nervous Music in Fin-de-Siècle Gay Literature

Zsolt Bojti

Panel F            Chair: Hippolyta Paulusma

“Setting Music to Music. Mallarmé, Boulez, and the Transformation of Thought”

Johanna Spangenberg

Exploring and Experiencing the “Melophrasis”: Music in Prose as an Intermedial Genre?

Therese Wiwe Loebner

Caryl Phillips’s Use of Music as a Policy of Visibility and Identity Construction

Giulia Mascoli

10:30 Coffee
11:00 [Parallel Panels]

Panel G            Chair: Avital Rom

The Viegli Foundation

Dace Zariņa, Žanete Grende and Janis Holsteins-Upmanis

Popular Music and Literary Adaptation

Alex Jeffrey

Musical Biography and the (non-)consonance of music and literature

Chris Wiley

Panel H            Chair: Rachael Durkin

Literature for music: libretto-reading in eighteenth-century France and England

Pierre Degott

Music and Magic in the Dramatic Configuration of the comedia histórica ‘Carlos Quinto sobre Túnez’ (1709)

Carlos González Ludeña

 Early Venetian Opera and Incogniti Literature

Carlo Bosi

12:30 Lunch
13:30 Panel I            Chair: Peter Dayan

From Goethe’s Novel to Massenet’s Opera: The Sorrows of Young Werther and the Dramaturgical Development of the Suicide Scene

Katerina Kaimaki

Literary sources, techniques and traditions in the operas of Sergei Prokofiev

Christina Guillaumier

(Re)-enacting Violence: The Musical Reality of Storytelling in George Benjamin and Martin Crimp’s Opera, Written on Skin

Ruth Jacobs

15:00 End of Conference
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