Words, Music and Marginalisation: Keynote Lecture

Words, Music and Marginalisation: Keynote Lecture
1 September 2020, 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Hosted online by the University of St Andrews

Keynote Lecture for the Conference Words, Music and Marginalisation

Imani Danielle Mosley (University of Florida)

Imani Danielle Mosley received her PhD from Duke University in 2019 where her work examined the reception of Benjamin Britten’s postwar operas. Her current research addresses digital sonic mapping, acoustics, and ritual in the English churches and cathedrals central to Britten’s sacred music. In addition to her work on Britten, she also specializes in contemporary opera, reception history, masculinities studies, and race in 21st-century popular musics. Her contribution to the digital humanities focuses on sonic mapping, data analysis, and digital and computational musicology. Mosley is also an active performer, playing new music written for bassoon and baroque bassoon in various early-music ensembles. She is also a working dramaturg and librettist and collaborated with composer Frances Pollock on the operas Stinney: an American Execution, premiered at the Prototype Festival in New York in 2019, and Salt, premiered at the Yale Opera Studies Today conference in 2020.

Words, Music and Marginalisation is grateful to the Institute of Modern Languages Research’s Regional Conference Grant, the School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews, and the St Andrews Institute for Gender Studies for their generous support.


Cathy Collins
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