Monash–Leeds Music Research Partnership

The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University and the School of Music at the University of Leeds facilitate leading transnational collaboration in music research.

The Monash–Leeds Music Research Collaboration is founded upon critical synergies in research strengths between the two schools, and allows staff at both institutions (and colleagues elsewhere) to build upon shared research interests and methodologies.

Publications

Patrick Spedding and Paul Watt (eds), Bawdy Songbooks of the Romantic Period 4 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2011. Volume 4 is edited by Derek B. Scott.

Paul Watt, Derek B. Scott and Patrick Spedding (eds), Cheap Print and Popular Song in the Nineteenth Century: A Cultural History of the Songster. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Paul Watt, Sarah Collins and Michael Allis, The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century. New York: Oxford University Press (forthcoming)

Michael Allis and Paul Watt (eds), The Symphonic Poem in Britain: Texts and Contexts (in preparation)

Activities

December 2012: Professor Derek B. Scott was Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash.

September 2013: Royal Musical Association Conference: Derek B. Scott chaired a panel on ‘Popular Music and the First World War’ with Paul Watt, Rachel Cowgill and Zoë Lang.

April 2014: Dr Michael Allis presented a keynote talk ‘The Diva and the Beast: Susan Strong and the Wagnerism of Aleister Crowley’ at a conference entitled ‘Words about Music’, Monash Law Chambers.

July 2014: Paul Watt, Sarah Collins and Michael Allis convened a conference ‘Music Literature, Historiography and Aesthetics’ at the Institute of Musical Research, University of London.

Publications arising from this conference are Michael Allis, ‘Reading Music Through Literature’, special issue of Journal of Musicological Research, 36.1 (2017) and The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century. New York: Oxford University Press (forthcoming) edited by Paul Watt, Sarah Collins and Michael Allis.