Lyric and Lyricism Conference

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Hosted by the Ertegun Scholarship Programme and the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (APGRD), with the kind support of the Oxford Song Network (TORCH), the day brings together academics and performers from different disciplines (including Classicists, English and German literary specialists, musicologists, musicians and poets) and centres around a lecture-recital given by renowned musicians Stephan Loges (bass-baritone) and Natasha Loges (piano). 

Tickets are £15 (or £10 for students/concessions) - this price includes a sandwich lunch, coffee and biscuits throughout the day, and a drinks reception.  
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A limited number of places are available for dinner, at an additional cost of £35; for further details please contact:



Michael Silk (KCL): Aristocratic Humanities: Pindar, Castiglione, and Yeats

Pauline Le Ven (Yale): Hearing Greek Lyric as Music Again

Stephan Loges and Natasha Loges (Bass-baritone and piano): 18th-century lyrics in 19th-century dress: Brahms’s and Schubert’s settings of Ludwig Hölty’s poetry

Georgina Paul (Oxford): Pacing the emotion: lyric's time-space

Karen Leeder (Oxford): 'Subsongs': The contemporary lyric and a listening poetics

William Fitzgerald (KCL): Lyric, Song and Stanza: a Horatian perspective

Dai Griffiths (Oxford Brookes): The lyrics, lyrical and not so lyrical, of selected popular songs

Stephanie Oade (Oxford): Dramatic lyric: when Catullus meets music

Josephine Balmer (Poet): Making it Personal: Lyric Transformations through Translation and Poetry


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