James Parsons is Professor of Music History at Missouri State University, where he has taught since 1995. He edited The Cambridge Companion to the Lied (Cambridge University Press) in 2004 and also contributed two essays, one on twentieth-century German song, the other devoted to that of the eighteenth century. Recent publications by him have appeared in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Beethoven Forum, Companion to European Romanticism, Early Music, Music Analysis, Music & Letters, Music and Literature in German Romanticism, and Telos, and the 2011 edited volume Modernity from Schiller to the Frankfurt School (Bern: Peter Lang). Essays by him on twentieth-century Lieder by, respectively, Ernst Krenek and Hanns Eisler appear in Austrian Studies, exil.arte-Schriften (vol. 3), and Edinburgh German Yearbook (vol. 8). He has presented scholarly papers in the Czech Republic, England, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Scotland, and widely throughout the United States. He currently is editor of the American Musicological Society Newsletter.

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