CONF: The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations: Fifth Annual Lyrica Dialogues

The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations is pleased to announce its Fifth Annual Lyrica Dialogues at Harvard:

“FRANCE THE LEWD–FRANCE THE PRUDE?”
Friday, 8 April 2011, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Pusey Room, The Memorial Church, Harvard Yard
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Scholars from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France and The Netherlands will present their research.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Daniel Albright, Harvard University
Musings on Maeterlinck, Mélisande and Mélusine

Samuel Dorf, University of Dayton: Hellenizing French Musical Neoclassicism: Polignac, Satie and the Aesthetics of Austerity

Helen Julia Minors, Kingston University (UK): Ambiguous (Feminist?) Sources and Cultural Contexts of Paul Dukas’s “La Peri” and “Ariane et Barbe-Bleue”

Sander van Maas, Utrecht University: Between Divan and Screen: Messiaen and Psychoanalysis

Mark Seto, Columbia University: Franck’s “Psyche” and the Sublimation of Desire

Caroline Potter, Kingston University (UK): Sources for the text of Erik Satie’s “Obstacles venimeux”

Trent Leipert, University of Chicago: “Chanter sans sexe ?”  Rubbing out the Male Subject in Serge Gainsbourg’s Early Songs

Rebecca Dowd Geoffroy, Duke University: La petite porte secrette: François Devienne’s “Les Visitandines,” Satan, and the Reign of Terror

Sean Parr, Dickinson College: Dance and the Female Singer in the Second Empire

Colette Simonot, McGill University: Francis Poulenc’s “Les Mamelles de Tiresias” as an Opera of the Resistance

Respondent: Peter Laki, Bard College

Admission is free; attendance is mandatory!
A prudishly lewd welcome to one and all.

Cordially,

Paul-Andre Bempechat, Affiliate
Center for European Studies
Harvard University
pabempec at fas.harvard.edu