Hedy Law's essay “Harpocrates at Work: How the God of Silence Protected Eighteenth-Century French Iconoclasts” has just appeared in the Oxford Handbook of Music and Censorship, edited by Patricia Hall (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), 153–174.
Claudio Vellutini just presented his paper, "Rossini's 'Vernacular Modernism': Opera Criticism and Ideology in Vienna, 1816-21" at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society in Rochester, NY. For an abstract, visit the Society's website here.
Alex Fisher's new essay "'Mit singen und klingen': Urban Processional Culture and the Soundscapes of Post-Reformation Germany" has just appeared in Listening to Early Modern Catholicism, edited by Daniele V. Filippi and Michael Noone (Brill, 2017).
Congratulations to Prof. David Metzer on his new book, The Ballad in American Popular Music: From Elvis to Beyoncé, just published by Cambridge University Press! Visit the publisher's website for more information on this exciting new contribution.
We're proud to announce that Prof. Claudio Vellutini has received a New Faculty Award from the UBC Hampton Fund, to support his project entitled "Entangled Histories: Opera and Cultural Networks between Vienna and the Italian States, 1815-1848." He will be conducting archival research in Italy and Austria in support of this fascinating study.
Check out Prof. Hedy Law's essay on the opera Sapho (1795) by librettist Constance-Marie de Salm and composer Jean-Paul-Gilles Martini, newly published in The Opera Quarterly, vol. 32, no. 1 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oq/kbw005.
We are very happy to announce that several UBC Musicology students have been awarded grants and fellowships to support their thesis research:
Ph.D. student Christina Hutten has been awarded a grant in 2017-2018 from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) for her proposed project, "A Heritage of Flowers: The Reception History of Orlando di Lasso's Sacrae Cantiones (1562)".
Ph.D. student Marina Gallagher has been awarded a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship for her thesis project, entitled "The Peaceful Countryside and the Destructive City: Music and Immersion in the Pastoral and Anti-Pastoral Landscapes of RPGs".
M.A. student Rebecca Clarke has received a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship for her project "Rewriting Berg's Lulu: How staging can inspire a feminist reading of the femme fatale".
Congratulations to all of our winners!
Welcome to our new blog for news and announcements from the Musicology Division in the UBC School of Music. Stay tuned to this space to find out more about what is happening! (AF)