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The University of Southampton

Inaugural Lecture - Professor Neil Gregor Event

17:30 - 20:00
7 November 2012
Lecture Theatre A Avenue Campus University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BF

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Event details

Part of Humanities 2012-2013 Inaugural Lecture Series.

"In memoriam: Richard Strauss and the Legacies of War"

The lecture will be chaired by Professor Jeremy Noakes.

What do people hear in music?  How might that change over time?  Why should that be of interest to historians?  This lecture explores such questions by asking how Germans listened to Richard Strauss' work after 1945.   In doing so it seeks to engage from a historian's perspective in and with the new cultural history of music, a field which has hitherto been pioneered mainly from within the institutional and disciplinary frameworks of musicology rather than history.  Its wider argument pleads less for dialogue across a particular interdisciplinary interface than for a greater focus on those problem spaces which lie between literatures of common interest across the Humanities and beyond - in this case literatures on the senses, on the emotions and on memory.  At its centre, however, is an attempt to open up new perspectives on an overtly historical subject: the visceral legacies of the Second World War.


Each of the Inaugural Lectures in Humanities will have an end of lecture collection for the nominated charity.  For this lecture Professor Gregor has chosen to support The Lymphoma Association.


If you missed this event lecture but still wish to see it you can watch the lecture by following the link on the right.

Speaker information

Professor Neil Gregor,Professor and Director of Programmes

Professor Jeremy Noakes,University of Exeter

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