Lawrence Kramer "The Death and Life of the Musical Work"

Event Date: 

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 4:30pm

Event Location: 

  • UCen Santa Barbara Mission Room

Presented by CISM and the Departments of Music, English, Comparative Literature, 
and French.

Lawrence Kramer is Professor of English and Music at Fordham University. A pivotal figure in the new musicology movement, he is co-editor of the journal 19th-Century Music and has published a series of books focusing on the interrelations of music, culture, and society. These include Opera and Modern Culture: Wagner and Strauss (2004), Musical Meaning: Toward a Critical History (2001), After the Lovedeath: Sexual Violence and the Making of Culture(2000), and Classical Music and Postmodern Knowledge (1996). Among his most recent projects is a volume he co-edited with Daniel Goldmark and Richard Leppert, titled Beyond the Soundtrack: Representing Music in Cinema, forthcoming from the University of California Press.

There will be a reception after the talk.