Anna Birch (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) – Fragments and Living Monuments: Mary Wollstonecraft, 1759-1797

Wednesday 6 November 2014. 12.30-2pm CM105, Newton Park.  Anna Birch’s work on Mary Wollstonecraft has taken the form of numerous site-specific installations and large-scale performance and film events over the past 15 years. She reflects on how static monuments – usually celebrating great men – function in public space to create and reinforce established gender hierarchies…

Pamela Karantonis (Bath Spa) – Music is the Air I Breathe: Documenting Cathy Berberian’s Legacy

Wednesday 23 October 2014. 12.30-2pm CM105, Newton Park Taken from the title of Carrie de Swaan’s documentary about the late Armenian-American composer/singer Cathy Berberian, this paper will consider some of the key documents that attest to this artist’s unique legacy within the field of vocal composition in the postmodern era. This includes the feminist reclamation of…

Research Forum 2014-15

The research forum will run in a slightly different format this year as we join forces with the Performance Research Centre in the School of Music and Performing Arts to present a joint series. It will run on Thursdays from 12.30-2pm in the new Commons building (Room CP.105), and feature a mix of internal and…