19th-Century Music invites submissions on the character, history, significance, and continuing presence of the Western art music composed during the "long century" roughly spanning the symbolic dates 1789 and 1914. We are looking for articles that deal with the past and its legacies—musical, cultural, and historical—as a living and often a challenging force in twenty-first-century life. We welcome, in no particular order, interpretive studies of musical works and genres, both canonical and non-canonical, including opera; of performance, recording, and technology; of the music’s uses in film, television, and video; of its politics and cultural politics; of its relationship to literature, visual art, and later music; of changing modes of listening and the impact of digital media; and more. Contributors are welcome to add to the list; to be innovative; to be bold. We will make every effort to respond to submissions within ninety days of receiving them.
Articles should be submitted electronically as Word files; these should include all text (footnotes, tables, captions, etc.) plus a one-page abstract closing with five key words. Please do not include music in the text document. Musical examples should be submitted as a single PDF and illustrations as TIF, PDF, or JPEG files. Tables should be prepared without cells, following the text with an abstract. All text and extracts must be double-spaced. The footnote feature in Word (bottom of the page) should also be used with arabic numbers, and footnotes should not be used with example captions. Please do not use zip files or drop box for initial submissions. Please send submissions to the editorial office, 19th-Century Music, Music Department, University of California, Davis: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For quotations transcribed from foreign sources, authors are urged to specify in the typescript occurrences of the following characters: ß, É, À, Œ, and œ. Prospective contributors should consult recent issues of 19th-Century Music or Writing About Music, by D. Kern Holoman (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1988), for matters of style. In most cases, we follow the practices of The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edn. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010).