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    Jonathan is primarily a musicologist, with overlapping research interests in music and screen media, musical intertextuality, and musical reception. He also performs as a drummer and percussionist in various contexts.

    Jonathan was awarded his PhD in musicology from the University of Bristol in 2014. His research on screen-music topics is published and forthcoming in journals and edited books, as well as in his monograph, ‘Reeled In: Pre-existing Music in Narrative Film’ (Routledge, 2019).

    Jonathan is currently Teaching Fellow in Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has previously taught music at the University of Cambridge, the University of Bristol, Oxford Brookes University, Plymouth University, Keele University, and City, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    Other Publications

    Godsall, J. (2019) Reeled In: Pre-existing Music in Narrative Film. Abingdon: Routledge.

    Peer-reviewed articles
    Burkholder, P., Caldiero, C. and Godsall, J. (2019) ‘The King’s Speech: Battle Orations in Medieval Film’, Studies in Medievalism XXVIII, pp.105–31.

    Godsall, J. (2017) ‘Music by Zbigniew Preisner? Fictional composers and compositions in the Kieślowski collaborations’, and ‘Zbigniew Preisner Interview’, in Coleman, L. and Tillman, J. (eds) Contemporary Film Music: Investigating Cinema Narratives and Composition. London: Palgrave Macmillan. pp.63–86 and 57–62.

    Godsall, J. (2018) Review of Unlimited Replays: Video Games and Classical Music, by William Gibbons. Journal of Sound and Music in Games, 1(1), pp.113–15.

    Godsall, J. (2018) Review of The Cambridge Companion to Film Music, ed. by Mervyn Cooke and Fiona Ford. Popular Music, 37(2), pp.323–26.

    Web articles
    Godsall, J. (2016) ‘Listening to Beethoven in and through The King’s SpeechThe Avid Listener, 29 February.

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