Graduate Student in Historical Musicology at Harvard University. Interests in music & American politics; jazz; blues; music & literature. Currently researching music and the American eugenics movement of the early 20th century.
Academically, my interests lie in 19th/20th century British and American Gothic literature, especially where monsters are concerned.Personally, my interests include reading/writing, cooking, movies, video games, and music.
Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, E.E. Cummings, modernism and the arts, music and poetry, American 20th century literature, modernist poetry, literature and the digital age.
19 and 20th century German literature, theater, poetry, music (art song); second language acquisition, critical pedagogy, intercultural communication, curriculum development, teaching of foreign languages, literatures, cultures
My Research Interests: Hybridity, Sampling Aesthetics, Ethnomusicology, Spanish Film and Literature, Music and Politics, Subcultures, 20th & 21st-Century Iberia, Flamenco, Fado & Intercultural Music fusions, International Economics. Other Interests: Rioja and Jamón Ibérico.
I am an independent researcher specializing in the history of art music in Ireland, especially the 19th and 20th centuries. A related field of interest is the music of Irish emigrants in Europe (particularly in France) and the US. I was born in 1962, studied at the University of Hildesheim and Trinity College Dublin, PhD in 1995. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, I have written and edited some books, numerous articles and book chapters, and was elected a Corresponding Member of the Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI) in 2015.
An introduction to music appreciation and history that emphasizes the political, cultural, and social influences on music from antiquity to the 20th century. Contents include sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental, and folk and art music from across the Western world, including modern popular song. No previous musical experience necessary. All course materials, including textbooks, are included.
Pop Culture and Subcultures; Film and Television; Performance; Rhetorics of Civil Unrest and Political Protest; Post-Modernism; Post-Colonialism; Indigenous American Literature; 20th and 21st century Irish Literature, Music, Film, and Drama; Literature and Rhetorics of the Easter Rising, the Irish Civil War, the Troubles, and Irish Nationalism.
Television/Visual Culture, Film Studies, 20th Century Literature, Cultural Studies, Disability Studies, Youth/Teenage Culture, Subculture, Popular Culture, Urban Studies, Comic/Sequential Art, Popular Music, Feminism, Cultural Geography, Poststructuralism, Material Culture, Gender/Queer Studies, Critical Theory, African American Studies
I am a PhD student in historical musicology at Florida State University. Broadly conceived, my research interests include 20th and 21st century American music culture, the ethics of historiography, and the overlap between structures of authority, political discourse, and aesthetic significance. My master’s thesis centers on Aaron Copland’s early symphonic jazz in the context of his transnational musical training and unique social position.