Musikvidenskabeligt Institut, Københavns Universitet

PhD Course in Musicology at Department of Musicology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, May 8-12, 2000

Description and Interpretation
The structure of the course

Morning lectures:

Each of the five mornings a guest lecturer will address the theme from an angle of his own choosing. The lecture is followed by a discussion.

The guest lecturers are:
       Emeritus Professor Bruno Nettl, University of Illinois
       Professor Richard Middleton, University of Newcastle
       Professor Leo Treitler, City University of New York
       Professor Ståle Wikshåland, University of Oslo
       Professor David Osmond-Smith, University of Sussex

Titles and outlines

Afternoon sessions:

There will be two afternoon sessions each day, the first of which will include presentations by the participating PhD students. It will be possible for the participants to speak from the vantage point of having submitted a paper beforehand which will then have been distributed among the other participants - including the guest lecturer. The guest lecturer will thus be invited to also take part in the first afternoon session and respond to the presentations and/or papers during the discussion following each presentation.

The second afternoon session will be directed in Danish (/Scandinavian) and will consist of discussions that follow up on what has been touched upon during the day.

The afternoon sessions (or some of them) will also include introductions to and discussions of texts, new or 'classical', relevant to the discussion, which the participants will be asked to have read in advance.

It is the general idea that the PhD students and the guest lecturer given these circumstances should experience a fairly close encounter and that the programmes for each day should be composed so as to integrate lecture, discussions of seminal texts and presentations by the PhD students thematically or in terms of the particular theoretical viewpoint chosen.

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Latest update: April 3, 2000