Paradigms. "The songs I'd write would be like that" : transnational influences between poets, composers, singer-songwriters / Franco Fabbri ; Politique des chant-auteurs : French auteur theory and Italian canzone d'autore compared / Jacopo Conti ; "Words take the place of meaning" : sound, sense and politics in the music of Robert Wyatt / Richard Elliott ; Thinking the canzone d'autore / Rachel Haworth ; Rediscovered sisters : women (and) singer-songwriters in Italy / Jacopo Tomatis -- Politics. "I write the songs. He's the eye candy" : the female singer-songwriter, the woman artist-producer and the British broadsheet press / Paula Wolfe ; In Germany after the war : broadening the discourse on the Liedermacher / Dietmar Elflein ; Judges, guitars, freedom and the mainstream : problematizing the early cantautor in Spain / Sílvia Martínez ; Starting over : singer-songwriters and the rhythm of historical time in post-revolutionary Portugal / Luís Trindade -- Place. The re-invention of the French singer-songwriter in the liberation years : Léo Ferré and the French poetic heritage in popular song / Peter Hawkins ; When Jake met Georges : the chanson across the channel / Mark Goodall ; Transitions of the cantautor : aesthetics, politics and authenticity in Spanish popular music from the late Franco dictatorship to the present day / Fernán del Val and Stuart Green ; A place for us? Building the sense of place in the "Genoese School" of cantautori / Alessandro Bratus and Giuseppa Vultaggio.