Character, Caricature, Characterization

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The Music Graduate Student Association at Case Western Reserve University, in association with the Department of Music and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, is pleased to announce an upcoming graduate student conference, to be held on October 2-3, 2020. Entitled “Character, Caricature, Characterization,” this conference brings together scholars, performers, and educators who engage with the various meanings and incarnations of “characters” across music scholarship and practice. Our speakers will explore topics including musical alter egos, cinematic characters, representations of gender and sexuality, gestures in sacred music, mental illness, musical theater characters, and several others.

In addition to paper sessions and lecture-recitals, the conference will feature keynote presentations by Dr. Kyra Gaunt (University at Albany) and Dr. Martha Feldman (University of Chicago).

While this conference will have music at its center, our aim is to attract people from across the humanities and related fields in the sciences, including but not limited to film, folklore, literary criticism, and psychology.

For more information, please visit the conference website. We hope you will join us online for a stimulating weekend of music, discussion, and new research by emerging professionals!

Conference: Character, Caricature, Characterization
Dates: October 2-3, 2020
Location: Zoom
Click here to register.