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Dr Edward Venn

Formerly at Lancaster University

PhD supervision

I would be delighted to hear from potential doctoral students with interests in one or more of the following areas: twentieth-century and/or contemporary music, analysis, and musical meaning.

Current Teaching

PhD: Currently supervising or co-supervising projects on twentieth-century and contemporary music and analysis

Master's level [MA]: Course Convenor, MA in Contemporary Arts Research

Year 3: MUSC341 Dissertation research group 'Opera since 1848'; MUSC 322 Performance

Year 3/2: MUSC 316 Interpreting Musical Styles and Influences

Year 2: MUSC 200 Orchestration

Year 1: MUSC 122 Performance;

Research Interests

  • Analytical/critical approaches to twentieth-century and contemporary British music, especially Hugh Wood, Michael Tippett and Thomas Adès.
  • Musical meaning, particularly arising from the interaction between semiotics/hermeneutics and traditional analytical methods
  • Gesture and its relationship to music theory/analysis (including performance studies)

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