This edited collection of essays will trace the various ways literature and music (popular as well as "high-brow" forms) engage one another and ultimately influence the way we understand the dynamics and implications of cultural and historical memory. Some of the central debates emerging in this field that essays might take up include: literature and music as cultural artifacts that allow us to remember, manipulate, forget, or reinvoke past events; the role of popular or elite literary or musical cultures in the writing and re-writing of cultural, national, or intellectual histories; the convergence of individual and collective memories onto specific historical moments or particular "lieux de memoires"; the memorialization and remembrance of cultural and social trauma through music and text; the re-evaluation of influential critical paradigms about cultural and historical memory, or the relationship between theory and musical or literary "texts"; etc.
Contributions are currently being solicited that fit within the intellectual scope of the project and cohere together as if essays were chapters of a book. Comparative papers and approaches are welcome and highly desirable. If you have original and unpublished material and would like to be considered for inclusion, please send an abstract of 1-2 pages and vitae by March 30, 2007 to Drago Momcilovic at email@example.com.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have about the project.
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