The Department of Music is delighted to announce a new Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. Harriet Boyd-Bennett's three-year project is entitled 'Musical Travels through Italy in the 1920s', and explores the migration of musical genres within local, regional and national contexts during the interwar years. It will focus on new technologies of travel and communicative media (including the railway and radio), and take in Puccini, Toscanini, Schoenberg, the Futurists and the early music revival.
Harriet's broader research interests include modernism, opera and film music, politics of culture. She has published on Nono and on the Venice Biennale Commissions in 1959, and is completing a monograph on opera in postwar Venice (for Cambridge University Press). She currently holds a Junior Research Fellowship at Christchurch College, University of Oxford, and will be joining the Department in 2017.
Posted on Friday 3rd June 2016