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Fighting with Words: Poetic Duelling and its Performance across the Mediterranean

Project description

Documenting poetic duelling in the Mediterranean

For centuries, local artists across the Mediterranean have entertained their communities by engaging in poetic duels organised at local festivals or special occasions. Their oral impromptu performances are often combined with shows and music. In some Mediterranean islands, this tradition is slowly dying out. The EU-funded DUEL project will support a comparative study of poetic duels in six Mediterranean Islands: Corsica, Crete, Cyprus, Majorca, Malta, and Sardinia. This interdisciplinary research will contribute to the presentation of the poetic, musical, ethnographic and other aspects of this tradition in the form of a book, a documentary film and a festival to preserve the spirit and beauty of local historical heritage.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/art history/musicology/ethnomusicology

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF


1, Panepistimiou Avenue, 2109, Aglantzia
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 157 941,12