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- DescriptionThis volume focusses on the rarely discussed reverse side of traditional, 'given' objects of studies, namely absence rather than presence (of text) and silence rather than sound. It does so from the bifocal and interdisciplinary perspective which is a hallmark of the book series Word and Music Studies. The twelve contributors to the main subject of this volume approach it from various systematic and historical angles and cover, among others, questions such as to what extent absence can become significant in the first place or iconic (silent) functions of musical scores, as well as discussions of fields ranging from baroque opera to John Cage's 4'33 . The volume is complemented by two contributions dedicated to further surveying the vast field of word and music studies. The essays collected here were originally presented at the Ninth International Conference on Word and Music Studies held at London University in August 2013 and organised by the International Association for Word and Music Studies. They are of relevance to scholars and students of literature, music and intermediality studies as well as to readers generally interested in phemena of absence and silence.
- Author BiographyWerner Wolf Professor and Chair of English and General Literature at the Univer--sity of Graz/Austria. Main areas of research: literary theory (aesthetic illusion, narratology, metafiction), functions of literature, 18th- to 21st-century English fiction, intermediality studies (including word and music relationships). Walter Bernhart Retired Professor of English Literature, University of Graz, president of International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA), executive editor of Word and Music Studies (WMS) and Studies in Intermediality (SIM); his collected essays on literature and music were published as WMS 14 (2015).
- Date of Publication21/04/2016
- SubjectThe Arts: General & Reference
- Series TitleWord & Music Studies
- Series Part/Volume Number15
- Place of PublicationLeiden
- Country of PublicationNetherlands
- Content Note32 black & white illustrations
- Weight547 g
- Width160 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Volume editorWalter Bernhart,Werner Wolf
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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