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Max Steiner: Man and Myth Symposium

February 24-25, 2018 Long Beach
Call for Papers
California State University, Long Beach
Proposal Submission Deadline: December 15, 2017
Proposers will be notified of acceptance/rejection by December 22, 2017

Max Steiner, the film composer for King Kong, Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, and The Searchers, has long been hailed “Dean of Film Music.” But Steiner’s familiar presence in iconic films overshadows the vast majority of his work and legacy, which remain more acknowledged than studied. Only recently, for instance, has research on early sound cinema corrected long-held beliefs on the relationship of Steiner’s music in King Kong to early Hollywood scores. Similar work remains to be done, whether considering Steiner’s upbringing in Vienna, his peripatetic career in musical theater, his fluctuating arrangements with Hollywood studios, his relationships with individual filmmakers and musicians, and his shifting approach to composition across genres and over time 

This symposium brings together scholars to reconsider and expand our understanding of Steiner’s work, its historical context, and its broader relationship to musicological film studies. To encourage greater dialogue, the program committee welcomes paper proposals that address any facet of Max Steiner’s life and music, within film and beyond. Additionally, the symposium organizers encourage submissions of lecture-recital proposals.

Please send abstracts and inquiries to steinersymposium -at-

Symposium Organizing Committee: Roger Hickman (California State University, Long Beach), Nathan Platte (University of Iowa), William H. Rosar (University of California, San Diego and Journal of Film Music), Aaron Fruchtman (California State University, Long Beach)
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