Music and literature may seem to move independently from each other, but when one stops to look and listen, the overlap in their relationship makes for some fascinating scholarship.

If lectures on the Sonata and the Domestic Novel, or Tennyson’s Ambivalence & Strauss’ Revision, pique your curiosity, it’s worth checking out “Counterpoints: 19th Century Literature & Music,” being held this Oct. 21 and 22 at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus.

The event is sponsored by the university and the Department of English’s publication, 19th Century Music.

The two days of lectures by junior faculty and graduate students from North American universities will also give thought to the works of Oscar Wilde, Proust, Schubert, Brahms, Debussy, Baudelaire, and more.

Lawrence Kramer, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of English and Music, is the conference director.

On the evening of Oct. 22nd the event will have a fitting close, with a free piano recital honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of Hungarian composer and piano virtuoso Franz Liszt.

You can find more information here.

–Janet Sassi