In recognition of Richard Wagner’s bicentennial in 2013, the University of South Carolina’s College of Arts and Sciences and School of Music are hosting a conference for Wagner scholars from all disciplines. The conference is part of a multi-year global initiative by the University of Bayreuth (www.fimt.uni-bayreuth.de) under the heading WagnerWorldWide 2013 which will examine Wagner and his significance through five core areas:
Environment and Nature
Gender and Sexuality
Media and Film
History and Nationalism
Globalization and Markets
Submissions are encouraged that address one or more of these topics. All conference sessions will be plenary, and divided between panels with three 20-minute talks, and roundtable discussions with up to 10 participants, each with a 5-minute position paper.
The conference proceedings will be broadcast via live-stream on the internet and later as podcasts. There are plans for a live audience in Bayreuth and possibly elsewhere to be linked via video-conference. All lectures will be given in English. Additional discussions, questions, and suggestions may be added through Facebook (WagnerWorldWide 2013).
Abstracts of max 250 words for talks and/or position papers must be uploaded via the conference website no later than February 15, 2012. Abstracts should include contact information (mail, email and telephone) and institutional affiliation. Group submissions are also welcome. The group organizer should upload a single document. Advanced graduate students are particularly encouraged to apply. Three $500 graduate student travel stipends will be offered on a competitive basis.
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