Department of Music

Britannia (Re-)Sounding: Music in the Arts, Politics, and Culture of Great Britain
Oberlin, OH, June 2004

"Britannia (Re-) Sounding: Music in the Arts, Politics, and Culture of Great

June 18-19 2004, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio

Britannia (Re-)Sounding: Music in the Arts, History and Culture of Great Britain, the
inaugural conference of the North American British Music Studies Association, will be
held June 18-19 at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, OH.  Panels
are listed below.  Early registration due by June 1.  For the complete program and
conference information, see

Elgar and Holst
Byron Adams (UC-Riverside). "The Soul in Anguish": Elgar's Wagnerian Dialectic of
Shame and Grace
Matthew Riley (University of Birmingham). "The Feminine Element Inside": J. B.
Priestley's Elgar and the Topography Of "Deep England"
Christopher Scheer (University of Michigan). "Savitri, Savitri, I am Death": The
Conquest of Wagnerian Influence in The Music of Gustav Holst

Opera: Renegotiating Continental Models
JoAnn Taricani (University of Michigan). Subtext and Subversion: The Hidden Political
Parody of The Dragon of Wantley (J. F. Lampe, 1737)
Christina Fuhrmann (Ashland University). Scott Repatriated? La Dame Blanche Crosses
the Channel
Nathaniel Lew (St. Michael's College). Socialist Realism in England: the Case of Alan
Bush's Wat Tyler

Music and Social Improvement
Dorothy De Val (York University). Morris and "Merrie England": Mary Neal and the
Espérence Club
Charles Edward McGuire (Oberlin Conservatory of Music). "Tunes Appropriate and
Devotional": Tonic Sol-fa and British Missionary Control in Madagascar
Denise Odello (UC-Santa Barbara). Music as Social Organizer: The Brass Band Movement
of Nineteenth-Century Britain
Deborah Heckert (Stony Brook University). Sites of Modernity and the "History of
Today": English fin-de-Siècle Anxieties and the Case of the Music Hall

Laments and Ballads
Jessie Ann Owens (Brandeis University). Singing in a Mournful Key: English Laments
Stacy Jocoy-Houk (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). The Interrelation of
Texts and Tunes in Early Modern Broadside Ballads

Sacred Music and Class Identity
Nicholas Temperley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Class Distinctions
in Eighteenth-Century Church Music
Ilias Chrissochoidis (Stanford University). From the Stage to the Cathedral: Cultural
Mobility of English Oratorio in Mid-18th-Century Britain

Technology and the Canon: BBC
Jenny Doctor (Trinity College of Music). "Virtual Concerts" -- the BBC's 
Transmutation of Public Performances
Louis Niebur (UCLA). Orpheus, Orphée, Orfeo: the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and the
Reprocessing of Reinterpretation
Nicholas Kenyon (Comptroller, BBC Proms). From Henry Wood¹s Queen's Hall Promenade
Concerts to the BBC Proms
David Simonelli (Youngstown State University). "A Whole Scene Going": Criticism of
BBC music programming during Progressive rock era, 1964-1976

Female Voices
Anita Gorman (Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania). Lady Nairne and the Song
Culture of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Scotland
Michael J. Budds (University of Missouri-Columbia). Queen Victoria as Musical
Hostess: The Royal Salon
Juliette Wells (Manhattanville College). George Elliot and the Victorian Amateur
Donna Parsons (University of Iowa). Penetrating the Recesses of their Genius: 
Artistry and Artistic Temperament in Henry Handel Richardson's Maurice Guest

Lecture Recital
Julia Grella (CUNY Graduate Center). Music, Morals, and Metanoia in "The Awakening

Politics and Drama
Anne F. Widmayer and Peter W. Gibeau (University of Wisconsin at Washington
County).  Musical Characterization in Thomas Southerne's Oroonoko
Ian Gallacher (Syracuse University School of Law). "A Most Excellent Moral": The
Beggar's Opera and Its Stories of Law and Society in Early Eighteenth Century
Paul Rice (Memorial University of Newfoundland). "Staging" the French Revolution in
London: Two Musical Treatments

Music and Nationalism
Jennifer Oates (Queens College, CUNY). The Ship o' the Fiend: Hamish MacCunn as
Scottish Bard
David C. H. Wright (Royal College of Music). Sir Frederick Bridge and the Musical
Furtherance of British Imperialism: The 1902 Coronation
Alain Frogley (University of Connecticut). "The old sweet Anglo-Saxon spell": Racial
Discourses and the American Reception of British Music, 1895-1945

Music and Popular Culture
Jeremy Smith and Jay Keister (University of Colorado, Boulder). From New Jerusalem to
the Babylon of the Apocalypse: the Musical Poetics of Social Critique in British
Progressive Rock of the Early 1970s
Irene Nexica (UC-Berkeley). "I Thought That We Would Just Be Friends": Queering the
Image and Lipstick Traces in Solo Spice Girl Outings
Kendra Leonard. Sviatoslav Richter and Rita: Art Music and Satire in Monty Python

Vaughan Williams
Eric Saylor (Drake University). Folk Song and Theatricality in Hugh the Drover and
Sir John in Love
James Brooks Kuykendall (Calvin College). Vaughan Williams, The Poisoned Kiss, and
the legacy of the Savoy Operas
Renée Chérie Clark (Hillsdale College). The Middle Years: Vaughan Williams, Art Song
Composition, and the Development of a Style

Christina Fuhrmann, Ph.D.
Ashland University
Music Department
Ashland, OH 44805, USA