French Song

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In Hilary Term 2016, the Oxford Song Network will host a series of three workshops for undergraduate and graduate students registered at the University of Oxford. These workshops are designed to explore the interpretation, translation and performance of songs in different languages.

Opening discussion about the contexts and possible interpretations of the poems

•Readings of the poems in the original language and comparison with submitted translations
•Performance of key extracts which raise particular issues of translation and interpretation
•Closing ‘recital’ of the songs (whether in the original or in translation)
•Feedback and closing discussion

For details of the repertoire to be covered, please go to and follow the link the university weblearn site.


The Oxford Song Network: Poetry and Performance

Contact name: Philip Bullock

Contact email:

Audience: University of Oxford only