In recognition of composer Richard Wagner’s (1813-1883) bicentennial in 2013, the Forschungsinstitut für Musiktheater(fimt) at the University of Bayreuth is planning a multi-year series of events to take place around the world under the general heading WagnerWorldWide 2013 (WWW 2013). Events that take part in this initiative will be unified by examining a range of five topics.
The University of South Carolina is hosting an academic conference that encourages a broad range of speakers, from established senior Wagner scholars to advanced PhD students.
WagnerWorldWide:America will examine Wagner’s work, ideology, and life within a multi-disciplinary frame that addresses social, historical, political and philosophical aspects of culture, drama, and music, spanning the 19th to the 21st centuries. The sessions will be videotaped and uploaded to the WagnerWorldWide page on YouTube. Beyond this, additional musical and multi-media events are being planned alongside the conference, with a view to encouraging the participation of non-academic Wagner- and opera enthusiasts in the broader Columbia community and the South-East region. For a current listing of these events, please check back regularly.
Those interested in participating can find more information under the call for papers.