Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Song Beyond the Nation – Translation, Transnationalism, Performance - British Academy Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Song Beyond the Nation: Translation, Transnationalism, Performance

Philip Ross Bullock and Laura Tunbridge


Within classical music, much writing on the Western song tradition since 1800 has assumed a direct link between musical cultures and national literatures, and song has typically been interpreted as one of the means by which constructions of nationalism and nationhood have been pursued in the cultural sphere. Yet song can also be a mobile and cosmopolitan genre and form of cultural practice, able – through performance, publication, and translation – to cross boundaries between cultures and languages. This volume brings together musicologists, literary scholars, linguists, and cultural historian ... More

Keywords: Song, Translation, Transnationalism, Performance, Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, Hafiz, Heine, Whitman, Verlaine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197267196
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197267196.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Ross Bullock, editor
Professor of Russian Literature and Music, University of Oxford

Laura Tunbridge, editor
Professor of Music, University of Oxford

Show Summary Details

subscribe or login to access all content.



Introduction: ‘L’invitation au voyage’

Philip Ross Bullock and Laura Tunbridge

Part I Hafiz

Part II Heine

Part III Verlaine

Part IV Whitman


Terence Cave

End Matter