Throughout history, music has always had a strong attraction on literature. – Not only originally – the Greek term ‘lyric’ was the joint term for both music and poetry but also in poetical statements from Romantic writers and poets, which are still quoted today, such as Walter Pater’s “all art constantly aspires towards the condition of music” (1873) or Paul Verlaine’s “De la musique avant toute chose” (1874).
After World War II, modern varieties of music such as rock ‘n roll and jazz have proven to be fruitful sources of inspiration for literature. Nowadays, you could visit a ‘poetry slam’ every day.
The upcoming issue of Frame focuses on the relationship between music and literature in literary studies. For example, a philosophical treatment of the theme in relation to the notion of the Sublime, or a sociocultural which examines the role of jazz music in the formation of a group identity.
Proposals can be send to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for articles is June 15th 2010.
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