International Conference: Across Labels. Genres of Music Theatre

What are the differences between an opera and a lyrical drama? Or from an operetta and a zarzuela? Is Fidelio just a singspiel or Curro Vargas a zarzuela? And within género chico, where can we trace the boundaries between sainete and revista? Are they distinct enough to categorize them as independent genres? Many of these […]
Pablo Rodríguez-Tembleco
04 de noviembre de 2017

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What are the differences between an opera and a lyrical drama? Or from an operetta and a zarzuela? Is Fidelio just a singspiel or Curro Vargas a zarzuela? And within género chico, where can we trace the boundaries between sainete and revista? Are they distinct enough to categorize them as independent genres? Many of these questions have never been properly addressed, in part owing to the scholarly tendency to focus on distinct genres, periods or styles, making it difficult to identify continuities that remain through centuries or frontiers. Certain aesthetic prejudices discriminate genres regarded as entertainment (operetta, salon music) against others purportedly more elevated (opera, symphony) even when they share common characteristics. The various denominations, often used as mere classification labels, decisively condition academic research as well as the access to cultural products. Therefore, it appears to be necessary to discuss the constrains generated by concepts of “genre”, particularly in relation with theatrical music.

Dates: 24-26 April, l 2018.
Venue: Madrid, Teatro Real (Sala Gayarre), Plaza Isabel II s/n.
Registration: Students and speakers: 20 €; General: 40 €.
Organization: This conference is the result of two research proyects coordinated by the ICCMU: MadMusic: Espacios, géneros y públicos de la música en Madrid, ss. XVII-XX (Comunidad de Madrid, S2015/HUM-3483) y MuTe: Música teatral en España: géneros, continuidades e interacciones (1680-1914) (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, HAR2016-80768-P).

 

Keynote Speakers

Tim Carter. University of North Carolina

Valeria De Lucca. University of Southampton

Juan José Carreras. Universidad de Zaragoza

Call for proposals

The conference will accept paper proposals related to terminology, intertextuality, intersections and divergences between genres, encouraging perspectives beyond terminological, national and chronological limits.

The Program Committee encourages submissions within the following areas:

-Lexicography, terminological controversies and proposals for new classification.

-Synchronic and diachronic intertextuality among different genres.

-Imbrication and interaction of literary and musical features. Consequences in the configuration of drama.

-Cultural assimilation of theatrical genres and convergence of different dramatic traditions.

-Analysis of the key points in the dramatic configuration: common elements for the creation of dramatic expectations.

-Theatrical genres from Madrid: musical map of the city, musical environments beyond the theatre and intersections.

Two documents should be sent to across.labels@gmail.com:

  1. .doc or .rtf document with the title and abstract of the proposal (200-250 words), without the name of the author. It is important to avoid information that could identify the author.
  2. .doc or .rtf document with the title of the proposal, personal information, brief biography (200-300 words) and audiovisual media or other technical requirements.

Deadlines

-Proposal should be received before 15 December, 2017.

-Accepted papers will be announced after 15 January 2018.

Official languages: Spanish and English.

Dates: 24-26 April, 2018

Venue: Madrid, Teatro Real (Sala Gayarre), Plaza Isabel II s/n

Registration: Students and speakers: 20€; General: 40€.


Organization: 

This conference is the result of two research proyects coordinated by the ICCMU: MadMusic: Espacios, géneros y públicos de la música en Madrid, ss.XVII-XX (Comunidad de Madrid, S2015/HUM-3483) y MuTe: Musica teatral en España: géneros, continuidades e interacciones (1680-1914) (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, HAR2016-80768-P).

Directors of the conference:

Álvaro Torrente (Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales); Víctor Sánchez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid); Pilar Espín (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)

Scientific comittee:

José Máximo Leza (Universidad de Salamanca), Elena Torres Clemente (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), María Encina Cortizo (Universidad de Oviedo), Cristina Urchueguía (Universität Bern), Tobias Branderberger (Georg-August Universität Göttingen), Isabelle Porto (Université François-Rabelais, Tours)

Organization comittee:

Cristina Aguilar, Carlos González Ludeña, Zoila Martínez Beltrán, Pablo Rodríguez-Tembleco.

Contact: across.labels@gmail.com