Elvis lives in Amsterdam: Manifestations of the imaginary musician

29 November 2018  -  1 December 2018
Universiteit van Amsterdam, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Doelenzaal, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam
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An interdisciplinary conference about fictional, impersonated, absent, haunting, and 'real’ musicians.

During this conference, the organizers aim to start an interdisciplinary discussion about the ways in which our understanding of musicians taps into the imaginary. 

Our interest will not be to debunk myths, but to understand the dimensions of 'the real', 'the fictive', and 'the imaginary' in musical cultures, and the role imaginary representations of musicians play in our personal lives, in society and the arts in general.


The conference will include keynotes by:

  • Nicholas Cook (University of Cambridge)
  • Lydia Goehr (Columbia University)
  • Nick Prior (University of Edinburgh)

More information

More information is available at the conference's website. Please register before 12 November 2018 by sending an e-mail to e.a.presley-fgw@uva.nl.

Conference Grants Fund

This event is being sponsored by the KNAW Conference Grants Fund.