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Inaugural Lecture - Professor Jeanice Brooks Event

7 May 2015
Avenue Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BF

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Event details

Part of the Humanities 2014-2015 Inaugural Lecture series and also the Great War: Unknown War Lecture series.

"Listening as Redemption in the Aftermath of World War I"

Paris remained a surprisingly active musical centre during the Great War, and rebuilding of the city's musical institutions began as soon as peace was declared.  But for many the meaning of attending concerts and listening to music had profoundly changed.  Reviewers in the postwar years used their columns not only to evaluate works and performances, but also to reflect on aesthetic and ethical aspects of listening in the aftermath of war.  This presentation explores how Catholic musicians drew on concepts of suffering and redemption to construct listening as both act of remembrance and mode of recovery from trauma and loss.

Each of the Inaugural Lectures in Humanities will have an end of lecture collection for the speaker's nominated charity.  For this lecture Professor Brooks has chosen to support Action on Hearing Loss.


Watch the recording of the lecture here.

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Speaker information

Professor Jeanice Brooks,Head of Music

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