The Music History and Theory Study Group
In collaboration with the TAPS Workshop

Axel Englund
Stockholm University

Theatres of Transgression: Bondage, Fetishism and S&M in Contemporary opera Staging

Monday, November 14, 2016
Logan, 801

Axel Englund is currently a Wallenberg Academy Fellow at Stockholm University, where he also earned his PhD in Literature in 2011. His research mainly revolves around word-and-music relations: literary representations of music, the idea of musical poetry, and the interaction between music and text in opera and lieder are all among his primary interests. He has held visiting scholarships at universities across the US and Europe, and is widely published on topics ranging from figures in the German literary canon, to the little-studied poetry of W. G. Sebald, to intermediality in the music of Harrison Birtwistle. Forthcoming works include studies of operatic performance, and of music, sex and the body, following his interest in aspects of power and sexuality in contemporary opera stagings.

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