Maribor, Slovenia

Call for papers

On December, 2011, the first Words and Music conference was held in Maribor, Slovenia. Words and Music II will take place again in Maribor on April 11th-12th, 2014. This interdisciplinary conference will explore the relationship between words and music, and the place of that relationship in modern culture.

Possible topics of relevance include, but are not limited to, songs and song lyrics; poems set to music; novels about music and musicians; opera and librettos; rock opera; metaphor in music; translating song lyrics; phonetics and pronunciation in singing; drama and dramatic elements in music videos; words, music and travels; words, music and the brain; mind and music; music journalism; music and ideology; using song lyrics in the classroom; and songs and culture.

Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of up to 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, and contact telephone number) to by November 30, 2013.