Call for Papers: Song Studies

The Amsterdam Centre for Cross-Disciplinary Emotion and Sensory Studies and THALIA, research group on the Interplay of Theatre, Literature & Media in Performance, present:

SONG STUDIES 2020

EXPLORING INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO SONGS AND PRACTICES OF SINGING (1200-TODAY)

Ghent University, 1-3 July 2020

Keynote speaker: Monique Scheer (Tübingen University)

Call for papers

The singing voice is a medium of expression that is found in all times and cultures. People have always been singing, not only to perform entertainingly, but also to express emotions or to embody identities. This has for example made collective singing (and listening) practices a primary way for people to articulate and embody the identities that are fundamental to the existence of social groups. The bodily and sensory experience of moving and sounding together in synchrony, enables individuals to experience feelings of togetherness with others.

Song is the versatile medium facilitating such processes. Songs can evoke and channel emotions, employing them for specific (or less specific) means. As a multimodal genre, song enables not only the articulation and embodiment of ideas; as an inherently oral and intangible medium, songs can move through space and time, transgressing any material form. Therefore, songs have proven an ideal tool for the distribution of news, contentious ideas, or mobilising messages.

This conference aims to bring together researchers from various disciplines investigating song (for example musicology, literary studies, history, sociology, performance studies, cognition studies, anthropology, etc.). The focus will be on the definition of possible approaches to the study of this medium (both in its material and performed existence), its performances (in any form) and reception (in any context). Research examples may cover songs written and sung in any culture and language, and any (historical) period. Common ground will be found through concepts, approaches and methodologies, encouraging an interdisciplinary and transhistorical dialogue, breaking ground for a new research field: song studies.

Possible research areas and questions to be explored are:
– how to study the multimodality of the genre, acknowledging both textual and musical characteristics, and its performative nature;
– the sensory/bodily and emotional/affective experience of listening and singing;
– cognitive and/or affective processes of singing (and collective singing practices);
– how to study the performative aspects of songs in historical contexts;
– the ‘power’/agency of song;
– the role of song and singing in social processes and historical developments; etc.

We invite proposals for 20-minute individual papers (max. 300 words) or alternative formats (pre-submission inquiry is encouraged). As the aim of this conference is to facilitate dialogue, there will be ample time for discussion and exchange. Please send your proposal, including your name, academic affiliation and a short biographical note, no later than 20 December 2019 to renee.vulto@ugent.be.

For more information, visit: https://www.songstudies.ugent.be/

Uitreiking van de erepenning van Teylers Tweede Genootschap op vrijdag 28 september 2018

UITNODIGING

 

Directeuren van Teylers Stichting hebben het genoegen u uit te nodigen voor de uitreiking van de erepenning van Teylers Tweede Genootschap op vrijdag 28 september 2018 om 16.00 uur in de gehoorzaal van Teylers Museum, Spaarne 16 te Haarlem.

In 2015 heeft prof. dr. Niek van Sas, hoogleraar geschiedenis na 1750, Universiteit van Amsterdam en lid van Teylers Tweede Genootschap, de prijsvraag geformuleerd met de titel: “Gevraagd wordt: een studie op het terrein van de emotie-geschiedenis, toegepast op een onderwerp uit de Nederlandse geschiedenis (Middeleeuwen tot heden)”.

De leden van het Tweede Genootschap en Directeuren van Teylers Stichting hebben een gouden penning toegekend aan de inzending onder het motto “het zien gaat voor het zeggen” met de begeleidende teksten “De ‘History of Emotions’ in het Nederlandstalige toneel van de zeventiende eeuw”, “Woelen en kroelen op het toneel: ongewenst?”, “Gezongen emoties. Toneelliederen in Rodenburghs Vrou Iacoba bij de opening van de nieuwe Schouwburg”, “Spain’s dramatic conquest of the Dutch Republic. Rodenburgh as a literary mediator of Spanish theatre”, “Vrouwenmoord in Vondels Gysbreght.”.

De auteurs zijn:

Dr. Olga van Marion en Timothy Vergeer M.A.

 

Het programma is als volgt:

  1. Opening door prof. dr. Sjoerd Verduyn Lunel, presiderend Directeur van Teylers Stichting.
  2. Toelichting op het judicium door prof. dr. Niek van Sas.
  3. Uitreiking van de erepenning.
  4. Voordracht door dr. Olga van Marion en Timothy Vergeer M.A. over hun inzending.
  5. Sluiting door prof. dr. Sjoerd Verduyn Lunel.

Hierna is er gelegenheid de bekroonden geluk te wensen in de tuinzaal van het museum.

Vóór de bijeenkomst zal vanaf 15.30 uur thee en koffie worden geschonken op de omloop bij de gehoorzaal op de eerste verdieping van het museum.

Indien u deze bijeenkomst wilt bijwonen, kunt u zich aanmelden door een e-mail te sturen uiterlijk vóór 10 september naar teylersstichting@teylersmuseum.nl

Teylers Museum is ongeveer 15 minuten lopen van het station Haarlem.

Parkeren is mogelijk in de naast het museum gelegen parkeergarage “De Appelaar”.

 

TEYLERS STICHTING

Haarlem, augustus 2018

www.teylersstichting.nl

Early modern emotions: two new book publications

Two exciting new books on early emotions have recently been published, both with connections to ACCESS.

Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction, edited by Susan Broomhall, is a student-friendly introduction to the concepts, approaches and sources used to study emotions in early modern Europe, and to the perspectives that analysis of the history of emotions can offer early modern studies more broadly. The book contains chapters by ACCESS members Erika Kuijpers, Inger Leemans, and Herman Roodenburg. For more information, the table of contents – and to order the book for your university library –  please visit the Routledge catalogue.

Battlefield Emotions 1500-1800: Practices, Experience, Imagination, edited by ACCESS members Erika Kuijpers and Cornelis van der Haven, was published in Palgrave’s Studies in the History of Emotions series. The collection, resulting from the international workshops on battlefield emotions, explores changes in emotional cultures of the early modern battlefield. Integrating psychological, social and cultural perspectives, it explores emotional behaviour, expression and representation in a great variety of primary source material.

 

KNAW Symposium: Boundless Love

Notions of Love in Various Cultural Traditions

During this symposium, scholars from diverse fields will discuss the nature of love and seduction, homo-eroticism in Islamic cultures, the lessons of the Kama Sutra, and what we can learn from the ways in which individuals and peoples have spoken of love.

From ancient times until today, thinkers in various disciplines have tried to decipher the mystery of love. Is it a religious and spiritual force identified with God, is it a philosophical concept, is it a force of attraction holding the whole cosmos together, or is love a disease that must be treated?

3 August 2016 from 15:00 to 18:00 hrs
Trippenhuis Building, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam

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Speakers

  • Piet Gerbrandy, University of Amsterdam – Andreas Capellanus and the Rhetoric of Seduction. Twelfth-Century Techniques of Confusion
  • Mineke Schipper, Leiden University – How the Magic Matrix Gets in the Way of Boundless Love in Creation Stories
  • Jan Schmidt, Leiden University – Love and Sex among the Ottomans
  • Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, Leiden University – Homo-Erotic Love: Spiritual Eroticism versus Earthly Sexuality
  • Herman Tieken, Leiden University – Kama Sutra: when Sex becomes a Science

 

Lectures by Barbara Rosenwein in Utrecht

Professor Barbara H. Rosenwein (Loyola University, Chicago) is an internationally renowned historian, who has worked on several important topics, such as monastic property and social relations (resulting in To Be the Neighbor of Saint Peter: The Social Meaning of Cluny’s Property) and the history of immunities in the early Middle Ages (Negotiating Space: Power, Restraint, and Privileges of Immunity in Early Medieval Europe). In addition, she has published widely on the history of emotions (for example Emotional Communities in the Early Middle Ages and Generations of Feeling), and has published several textbooks on the Middle Ages, including A Short History of the Middle Ages (http://www.rosenweinshorthistory.com/).

We are very pleased to announce that Barbara Rosenwein will visit Utrecht in the first week of May and cordially invite you to the two lectures she will give:

‘Writing a Medieval History Textbook’. Tuesday 3 May, 13.15u-15 u. Location: Utrecht, Drift 21, room 0.32.

‘From “Worrying about Emotions” to Generations of Feeling’. Wednesday 4 May, 15.15 u-17 u. Location: Utrecht, Drift 21, Sweelinckzaal (0.05).

UCMS Lecture Announcement 3 May (PDF)

UCMS Lecture Announcement 4 May (PDF)

UCMS Lecture Announcement 3 May UCMS Lecture Announcement 4 May

 

 

Lecture and Workshop Michael Schoenfeld

The Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (Lucas)

presents a guest lecture by

Michael Schoenfeldt

John Knott Professor of English, University of Michigan

on

Lessons from the Body:

Disability, Deformity, and Disease in Shakespeare

Wednesday 6 April, 16.15, Vossius Room, Leiden University Library

All welcome!

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