Friday, July 2, 2010

2011 Lyrica Dialogues at Harvard


The Lyrica Society invites abstracts for its 2011 Dialogues at Harvard, themed "France the Lewd--France the Prude / France Erotique--France Pudique" scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 1-2. Six panels, organized by historical periods (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern) will juxtapose moral, ethical, and aesthetic dimensions of religion and spirituality with sensual, sexual, and gendered eroticism in the confluence of French music and literature.

The conference's languages will be English and French. Papers are to last no longer than 20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute question-and-answer period.

Abstracts not exceeding 250 words in length may be drafted in either language and should be submitted by September 1, 2010 to lyricasociety at

We look forward to welcoming you to these devastatingly decadent disputations.


Paul-Andre Bempechat, President
Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations
pabempec at