Eftychia Papanikolaou, Associate Professor of Musicology, has had her latest publication appear in print. Her chapter “Trauma as Memory in Ken Russell’s Mahler” is included in an interdisciplinary collection of studies titled After Mahler’s Death. Each chapter in the book traces an aspect of reception history following Mahler’s death. Her essay discusses how Ken Russell’s biopic Mahler (1974) serves as a microcosm of reception history of Mahler’s life and music; it also addresses modes of memory and trauma analyzed through Russell’s cinematic approach.
This book follows the success of the International Gustav Mahler Symposium After Mahler’s Death, which took place in May 2011 at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and the Department of Musicology of Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. It is edited by Gerold W. Gruber, Morten Solvik and Jan Vičar; published by Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic.