Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Call for Papers for the Graduate Conference “Musical Perspectives”, June 2012
The philosophy Society at Warwick University invites submissions of good quality work on music for a workshop which will take place on the 18th and the 19th of June 2012, in the Art Centre, Warwick University, UK.
We welcome submissions in all areas dealing with music (artistic, literary, historical, philosophical, psychological and performative). Submissions should be no longer than 3,000 words, and should be in Word or PDF format, containing an abstract of the paper and indicating the interest of the candidate to comment on another paper at the conference.
The workshop aims to discuss the different possible approaches to music: it being an abstract art, music can be related to the different forms of expression of the human thought and, as consequence, it can be differently investigated according to the chosen mode: a phenomenological, artistic, aesthetical or epistemological one, and so on. By doing so, a new interest is hopefully raised in understanding our everyday (and often undervalued) dealing with music, not only under a theoretical light, but also in consideration of its technical applications. Students and staff will have the opportunity of acquiring a more complete and -by no means- panoramic vision of the musical sphere as the highest form of human artistic production, and to understand why the latter has in itself the power of deeply affecting the individuals, both rationally and irrationally.
The Guest Speaker is Maestro Prof. Mirko Guerrini (“P. Mascagni” Music Academy, Lvorno; Visiting Professor at the Monash University, Melbourne) who is also a composer, an arranger, a conductor and a performer.
The deadline for the abstract submissions is Friday, the 30th March, 2012.
The deadline for the paper submissions is Friday, the 18th of May, 2012.