Call For Paper

Call for Papers: International Conference
Saturday-Sunday 13-14 September 2014

Department of Music and Performing Arts
Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

Arnold Schoenberg is best known for his extensive writings on harmony and counterpoint and the development of twelve-tone composition, but he is also known for the aesthetic qualities of his highly expressive works. Whether it is the early atonal works, his dodecaphonic works, or the allusions to tonality embraced in his later works written during his exile in the United States of America, his influence on other composers and artists has been hugely significant. To mark the composer’s 140th birth anniversary, this two-day conference aims to bring together scholars investigating Schoenberg’s life and works from a broad range of perspectives, including performance, analysis and historical musicology, in an effort to enhance the understanding of the legacy of this renowned composer.

We are honoured to have the following Schoenberg specialists joining us:

Joseph Auner (Tufts University, USA)
Avior Byron (Achva Academic College, Israel)
Steven J. Cahn (University of Cincinnati, USA)
Alexander Carpenter (University of Alberta, Canada)
Sabine Feisst (Arizona State University, USA)
Ethan Haimo (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
Severine Neff (University of North Carolina, USA)

The Call For Paper is now open and we would like to invite papers addressing these or other topics of interest:

History of Music Analysis | Techniques of Composition | Historiography | Aesthetics |

Performance Practice | Opera or Theatrical Dramaturgy | Philosophy, Religion or Politics |

Music on Screen and other Visual Media | Gender, Sexuality, Class, Race or Language |

Technologies and Digitalization | Archives of Sketches, Paintings and Correspondences |

We welcome abstracts of up to 250 words for (i) 20-minute papers with 10 minutes of questions and answers, (ii) short lecture-recital, or (iii) poster presentations. We also invite proposals for 90-minute panels of other presentation formats. Abstracts including the presenter’s name, email address and institutional affiliation (if any) should be emailed to the Conference co-ordinator at <> by Sunday 13 April 2014.

The executive committee is chaired by Dr. Nicholas McKay (Head of Department, Canterbury Christ Church University), and consists of Dr. Stelios Chatziiosifidis (Canterbury Christ Church University), Jun Zubillaga-Pow (King’s College London), and Danielle Hood (University of Leeds). The conference is generously supported by Canterbury Christ Church University, the Arnold Schoenberg Centre and the Royal Musical Association.

The official language of the conference will be English for the purpose of a prospective book publication. For information on the International Schoenberg Symposium occurring on 9-11 October at the Arnold Schoenberg Centre in Vienna, please see here.

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