Opera and Musical Theater in the United States

Країна: США

Місто: Murfreesboro, TN

Тези до: 01.11.2017

Дати: 23.03.18 — 25.03.18

Е-мейл Оргкомітету: Joseph.Morgan@mtsu.edu

Організатори: Middle Tennessee State University


The program committee welcomes a diversity of methodological and disciplinary perspectives on opera and musical theater in the United States, including their precedents. From the imported and home-grown ballad operas of the 18th century (from Tom and Jerry to The Disappointment) to the musical skits and highbrow/lowbrow parodies of minstrelsy, from opera in the immigrant experience to contemporary productions at the Met or on Broadway, we seek topics and approaches that, when assembled, will provide a cross sectional glance at the rich and diverse history and culture of our subject.   As part of this diversity, we welcome perspectives from across the spectrum of musicological investigation including (but not limited to) those based on an ethnographical, historical, pedagogical, performance studies, sociological, or theoretical approaches.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    20th and 21st Century Opera
    Opera on Film
    Canonization and Repertories
    Minimalism and Post-Minimalism
    Early predecessors of musical theater
    Foreign opera adapted for the United States and
    Traveling opera companies in the United States
    Transatlantic connections, e.g. Britain and the United States
    Transpacific connections, e.g. China and the United States
    Masking, race, and gender: blackface, whiteface, drag
    “Ethnic” theater: immigrant audiences, languages, and repertoires: Yiddish, German, Chinese, etc
    Economics and demographics of urban musical theater
    Touring circuits and related genres (Chautauquas, soloists, circuses, opera, blackface, vaudeville)
    Musical theater and class: on-stage and in the audience

Presentations may take the form of traditional paper presentations, panel sessions, roundtable discussions, posters, or lecture recitals. Please note that submission of a proposal constitutes a full intention to attend the conference if the proposal is accepted. Authors of the strongest papers will be invited to revise their work into critical essays for a projected book-length collection.

Веб-сторінка конференції: http://www.mtsu.edu/music/operaconference.php