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International Postdoctoral Award for Southampton Music

Published: 1 May 2013
Kimberley White

Congratulations to Kimberly White (McGill University) who has won a two year postdoctoral award by the Fonds de recherche du Québec, Société et Culture to be held at the University of Southampton. She will work with Professor Mark Everist in the Department of Music on her project “Staged Performance and the Singer as Character in 19th-Century French Music Drama.”

The project examines the musical and dramatic techniques of staged performance and the representation of singers as characters in music dramas produced and performed in Paris from the 1820s to the 1880s. Treating works from several different genres from grand opéra to opéra-comique and vaudeville, and from diverse venues from the state-sponsored institutions to the boulevard theatres, the research reveals important intersections in aesthetic, and sheds light on the dynamic network of cultural exchange between highbrow and popular music culture.

White completed her PhD in musicology at McGill University in February 2013. Her dissertation focused on the profession of singing and the representation of female singers at the Opéra and Opéra Comique in 19th-century Paris. She has presented her research at national and international conferences throughout North American and Europe and her articles have been published in journals such as Women & Music, Les Cahiers de la Société québécoise de recherche en musique, and Revue de Musicologie (forthcoming), and she is a contributor to William Weber and Cormac Newark’s collection From Novelty to Canon: The Reshaping of Opera since the Eighteenth Century (in preparation, Oxford University Press).

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