Opera and Musical Performance Forum CFP for MLA 2022

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    Sydney Boyd

    In anticipation of MLA 2022, the MS Opera and Musical Performance forum is pleased to announce two calls for papers, the second of which is in collaboration with the Drama and Performance forum:

    Found in Translation: Opera Among Languages

    Many librettos are written in a language other than that of their source text. What interesting results arise from the movement between languages (as well as into a musical register) in operatic production and reception? Deadline for submissions: Monday, 15 March 2021 to John Pendergast, US Military Acad (john.pendergast@westpoint.edu )

    The Politics of Performance: Race in American Musical Theatre and Opera

    American musical theatre and classical Opera both have a complex relationship to questions of race and representation. How does innovation in performance reimagine this history? How might embodied and vulnerable performances effect political intervention? Deadline for submissions: Monday, 15 March 2021 to Naomi E. Morgenstern, U of Toronto (naomi.morgenstern@utoronto.ca ) and R. Darren Gobert, Duke U (rdg37@duke.edu )

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