Words, Music and Propaganda
September 15-17, 2022
The fifth Words and Music conference organized by the English Department of the Faculty of Arts and the Music Department of the Faculty of Education at the University of Maribor will explore the relation between words, music and propaganda, and the place of that relation in history and in modern contemporary culture.
All information is available on the website http://126.96.36.199/wmp2022/.
Link to MS Teams meeting.
Besede, glasba in propaganda
15.–17. september 2022
Oddelek za anglistiko in amerikanistiko Filozofske fakultete in Oddelek za glasbo Pedagoške fakultete Univerze v Mariboru prirejata že peto konferenco na temo »besede in glasba«, ki se tokrat osredotoča na odnos med besedami, glasbo in propagando skozi zgodovino in v sodobni kulturi.
Vse informacije so dostopne na spletni strani http://188.8.131.52/wmp2022/.
Povezava do MS Teams sestanka.
Words, Music, and Propaganda Conference Report
From September 17th to 19th, 2022, scholars from ten universities in six different countries attended the Words, Music, and Propaganda conference at the Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor.
The conference opened with a greeting from doc. dddr. Joca Zurc, vice-dean for International Affairs and Promotion at the Faculty of Arts, followed by the first keynote lecture from prof. dr. David Livingstone of Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
After a coffee break, conference participants listened to a concert by Zarja Pšeničnik and Vita Gracej (flavti/flutes), students from the music department at the Faculty of Education (mentor: red. prof. Cveto Kobal), followed by a panel discussion on the topic of music of the American 60s Counterculture.
After lunch at the Piano, there was a panel discussion on the topic of Words, Music, Propaganda and Gender and a panel discussion on Music and Propaganda in Socialism, followed by another concert by Zarja Pšeničnik, Vita Gracej, and Petra Brglez (klarinet/clarinet). The final panel of the day was on the topic of Themes of Protest in Hip Hop and Rap.
In the evening, conference participants met at The Living Room for discussion and a jam session.
The second day of the conference opened with a keynote speech by Prof. dr. Roberta Maierhofer, from Karl Franzens University, Graz, then a panel discussion on Words, Music and Global Identity and a panel on Music and Rhetoric, followed by lunch at the Piano.
After lunch, participants attended a panel on the topic of Education and Indoctrination, then a panel on Music and Slovene Identity. After coffee break, there was a panel on the topic of Ideology and Music. In the evening, participants attended the conference dinner at Ancora.
The third and final day of the conference opened with a panel on Music and Propaganda in Current European Politics, followed by a coffee break during which participants watched video performances by Prof. Dr. Cveto Kobal and prof. dr. Barbara Jernejčič Fürst and prof. dr. Žarko Ignjatović of the Music Department of the Faculty of Education. The final presentation of the conference was given remotely over MS Teams by dr. Ilias Ben Mna from Humboldt University, Berlin.
Then followed the closing remarks and the announcement of plans to publish two books of conference proceedings, one in English through Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Newcastle upon Tyne, England), and a second volume in Slovene published by the University of Maribor Press. The editorial team includes Victor Kennedy (Maribor), Michelle Gadpaille (Maribor), Tomaž Onič (Maribor), Urša Šivic (Ljubljana), Tjaša Mohar (Maribor), and Teja Turk (Ljubljana).
The final conference activity was the awarding of prizes for the best student presentations at the conference in three categories: B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.
B.A. program: Kristijan Matjašič, University of Maribor
M.A. program: Maiken Kores, University of Ljubljana
Ph.D. program: Sarah Melker, Karl Franzens University, Graz
The judges were:
Prof. Dr. Michelle Gadpaille, University of Maribor
Prof. Dr. Roberta Maierhofer, Karl Franzens University, Graz
Prof. Dr. David Livingstone, Palacký University, Olomouc
Unfortunately, because of bad weather, a planned walking tour of Maribor had to be cancelled.