Basic information
5 September 2014 at 14:30 until 6 September 2014 at 13:30
Slovene Writers’ Association, Tomšičeva 12, 1000 Ljubljana

Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies
Slovenian Comparative Literature Association
Slovene Writers’ Association
Slovenian Musicological Society
Department of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Ljubljana

In collaboration with the Slovene Writers’ Association, the Slovenian Musicological Society, the Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the Department of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Ljubljana, the Slovenian Comparative Literature Association will host the 12th International Comparative Literature Colloquium within the scope of the 29th Vilenica International Literary Festival. This year, the colloquium is entitled “Literature and Music: Junctions, Intersections, Misconceptions” and chaired by Marijan Dović, Andraž Jež, and Gregor Pompe.

The colloquium continues the investigation of the inner ties connecting literature to other arts. In this way, the colloquium responds to contemporary trends in arts characterized by the fusion of individual artistic practices and the transgression into the spheres of science, politics, and economy. Since mutual links between literature and music seem particularly strong, the colloquium will try to shed light onto these junctions and intersections from the interdisciplinary perspective combining musicological and comparative analysis.


Friday, 5  September, Slovene Writers' Association Headquarters

14.30-19.00 Colloquium, Part I

14.30-14.50 Opening address and presentation of the 2013 theme

14.50-16.00 First session

Gregor Pompe: Collisions between Music and Literature (Language?): Dilemmas from the Selected Examples from the History of Music

John Neubauer: Contrafacts: Marriages and Divorces between Text and Music

Boris A. Novak: The Relation Between the Sound in Music and in Poetry

16.00-16.45 Discussion

17.15-18.15 Second session

Nikša Gligo: Hans Rudolf Zeller's “Mallarmé and Serialist Thought” Reconsidered. How Mallarmé Influenced the Serialist Thought? And Did He Influence It at All?

Andraž Jež: Μίμησις in Context of Crossing the Discursive Borders in Arts at the Beginning of 20th Century

Marijan Dović:  The Art of Improvisation in Literature and Music

18.15-19.00 Discussion

Discussants: Nico Helminger, János Lackfi, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Ioana Pârvulescu and Jaroslav Rudiš.

Saturday, 6 September, Slovene Writers' Association Headquarters

9.30-14.00 Colloquium, Part II

9.30-11.00 Third session

Katarina Šter: “Matters of heart”: Literary and Musical Representations of Heart in the Bach cantatas

Radu Vancu: Confessional Poetry and Music – John Berryman and Mircea Ivănescu

Kordula Knaus: Poetry, Music, and Performance: Methodological Approaches to Early Opera Buffa

Tatjana Marković: Integrating Urban Folk Song into Libretto: Singing Sevdalinka at the Opera Stage in Belgrade and Sofia

11.00-11.30  Discussion

12.00-13.00 Fourth session

Matjaž Barbo: “A gentle tone” of the Religion of the Art

Miryana Yanakieva: Hate Music Loving It

Irena Novak Popov: The Renewal of Dialect Poetry in Slavia Veneta Through Popular Music: Senjam beneške piesmi

13.00-13.30 Discussion