Category Archives: theory-musicology-ethnomusicology

Prof. Broman’s new publication

Per F. Broman’s, Associate Professor of Music Theory and Associate Dean, study on Ingmar Bergman’s use of music, “Silence and Sound in Ingmar Bergman’s Films,” was just published in the anthology Music, Sound and Filmmakers: Sonic Style in Cinema, edited by James Wierzbicki (New York: Routledge, 2012). The chapter discusses not only Bergman’s use of music, but also what in important role music plays in the narrative.

Prof. Papanikolaou presents at conference in Ireland

Dr. Effie Papanikolaou was recently in Ireland where she participated at the International Conference on “Music in Goethe’s Faust: Goethe’s Faust in Music,” held by the Department of Music and School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture at the National University of Ireland Maynooth (20-22 April 2012). Her paper presentation, titled “Faustian Struggle and Christian Redemption in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony,” focused on the Second Part of the monumental Eighth Symphony, which comprises an exalted melopoiesis of the final scene of Part II of Goethe’s Faust.

Per Broman to Present at American Society of Aesthetics Annual Meeting

Per Broman, associate professor of music theory, will present his paper, “Jan W Morthenson: The Reluctant Avant-Gardist?,” during the American Society of Aesthetics annual meeting in Tampa Florida, October 26-29. Commentator will be Nanette Nielson, University of Nottingham. For the full program, see

(Submitted by Per Broman)

Oxford University Publishes “Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesia,” Edited by David Harnish

Divine InspirationsDavid Harnish, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Professor of Ethnomusicology’s 400-page edited volume, Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesia, was published this month by Oxford University Press. The book features eleven case studies by a noted international authorship, along with a comprehensive introduction and an epilogue written by senior scholar, Judith Becker. Harnish wrote one chapter, co-wrote the Introduction, and edited the volume numerous times with second editor, Anne Rasmussen.

(Submitted by David Harnish)