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Monday, 28 December

244. Grieving in Song: Processing Emotion through Music and Words

1:45–3:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon L, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Stephanie Anne Sieburth, Duke Univ.

1. “Opera or the Orphic Rituals of Grieving,” Linda Hutcheon, Univ. of Toronto; Michael Hutcheon, Univ. of Toronto

2. “Rock Music versus Anesthetized Grief: The Full-Body Experience of Music,” Lindsay E. Waters, Harvard Univ. Press

3. “Where Are the Bodies Buried? Popular Songs as Covert Rituals of Mourning in Franco’s Spain,” Stephanie Anne Sieburth

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