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Music and (Con)text: Interdisciplinary Challenges
Royal Musical Association Study Day for Music Students

Department of Music, University of Nottingham, Saturday 17 March 2007

Keynote speaker: Ben Walton

Postgraduate research is increasingly focussed on the role of music in
cultural activity, often as an adjunct to dance, poetry, ceremony,
theatre, film, etc. This study day will provide a forum for students from
any part of the discipline to discuss their own and others. approaches to
the inevitable interdisciplinarity of music research.

Opening with a keynote lecture, the day will continue with an integrated
series of student-led papers and break-out sessions, concluding with a
plenary round-table.

Further information, including abstracts and travel information, can be
found at: -
follow the link to 'Programme and Abstracts'. Anything missing from that
file will probably appear in the next few days as the last details are


9:30 - 10:15 Welcome and coffee (Seminar Room)

10:15 - 11:15 Keynote Address: Ben Walton (Endsleigh Room)

11:15 - 11:30 Refreshments (Seminar Room)

11:30 - 1:00 Paper Session: Practice (Endsleigh Room)

Eva Moreda (Royal Holloway), "Researching Fascist influences in musical
criticism: the case of Spain"

Sue Williams (University of Liverpool), "'We are your children: what do
you think of your creation?' Punk Identity and the Clothing of Dissent"

Michael Byde (University of Leeds), "William Walton: Aspects of the Filmic
in Concert Works"

1:00 - 2:00 Lunch (Seminar Room)

2:00 - 3:00 Paper Session: Method 1 (Endsleigh Room)

Dylan Robinson (University of Sussex), "Interdisciplinary Musicology as
Inter-arts Practice"

Vanessa Hawes (University of East Anglia), "Music Theory: The Science of

3:00 - 3:15 Refreshments (Seminar Room)

3:15 - 4:15 Paper Session: Method 2 (Endsleigh Room)

Katy Hamilton (Royal College of Music), "From pigeonholes to pigeons:
Brahms, Hausmusik and interdisciplinary scholarship"

Justin Williams (University of Nottingham), "The Automotive Womb: 'Jeep
Beats' and Psychoanalysis"

4:15 - 4:30 Refreshments (Seminar Room)

4:30 - 5:30 Round Table: "Was This Study Day Worthwhile?"
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