The confluence between music and literature, long hymned as sister arts, is a newly burgeoning field of critical inquiry. This innovative collection of interdisciplinary essays provides a valuable introduction to the field, mapping the contours of recent research and investigating the mutual aesthetic influence of the two arts and their common historical ground. The examination of literary works using music as an analogy for literary composition and agent of cultural value, and the consideration of musical works whose structure is derived from literary models will excite the interest of both professional scholars and students in the fields of musicology, literary studies and modern European languages. (Legenda 2006) Delia da Sousa Correa is Lecturer in Literature at The Open University. She is the author of George Eliot, Music and Victorian Culture (2002) and editor of

chapter |10 pages


ByDelia da Sousa Correa

part I|48 pages

Theoretical Issues

chapter 1|9 pages

Stances towards Music as a Language

ByDaniel Albright

chapter 2|13 pages

Music before the Literary: Or, the Eventness of Musical Events

ByAnthony Gritten

chapter 4|14 pages

The Force of Music in Derrida's Writing

ByPeter Dayan

part II|40 pages

Generic Alliances

part III|47 pages

The Gendered Text

chapter 8|12 pages

Revoicing Rousseau: Staël's Corinne and the Song of the South

ByTili Boon Cuillé

chapter 9|13 pages

The Dear Dead Past: The Piano in Victorian and Edwardian Poetry

ByRegula Hohl Trillini

chapter 10|10 pages

Music and Kate Chopin's The Awakening

BySue Asbee, Tom Cooper

chapter 11|11 pages

Narratives of Masculinity and Femininity: Two Schumann Song Cycles

ByRobert Samuels

part IV|46 pages

Narrative Modes