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Full Title: Words and Music II

      
Location: Portoroz, Slovenia
Start Date: 11-Apr-2014 - 12-Apr-2014
Contact: Victor Kennedy
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://events.ff.uni-mb.si/wordsandmusic/
Meeting Description: In December, 2011, the first Words and Music conference was held in Maribor, Slovenia. Words and Music II will take place at the sunny Slovenian seaside on April 11-12, 2014. This conference will explore the relationship between words and music, and the place of that relationship in modern culture.

Possible topics of relevance include, but are not limited to, songs and song lyrics, poems set to music, novels about music and musicians, opera and librettos, rock opera, metaphor in music, translating song lyrics, phonetics and pronunciation in singing, drama and dramatic elements in music videos, music and travel, music and tourism, music journalism, music and ideology, using song lyrics in the classroom, and songs and culture.
Linguistic Subfield: Ling & Literature
LL Issue: 24.4120


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