In March, the University of Glasgow’s Music subject area will welcome Prof. Susan McClary (Case University) as our Cramb Resident for 2016.
Professor Susan McClary is known for her research on the cultural criticism of music, both the European canon and contemporary popular genres, engaging with the signifying dimensions of musical procedures and dealing with this elusive medium as a set of social practices. Her pioneering book Feminine Endings: Music, Gender, and Sexuality (1991) examined cultural constructions of gender, sexuality, and the body in various musical repertoires, ranging from early seventeenth-century opera to the songs of Madonna. In her more recent publications, she explores the many ways in which subjectivities have been construed in music from the sixteenth-century onward. Modal Subjectivities: Renaissance Self-Fashioning in the Italian Madrigal (2004) won the Otto Kinkeldey Prize from the American Musicological Society in 2005, and its sequel — Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music — appeared in 2012. McClary received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (a “genius grant”) in 1995.
At Glasgow, Prof. McClary will deliver a public lecture on “Salome in the Court of Queen Christina” on 11th March at 5.15pm in the Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre.
If you’re planning to attend, please register on Eventbrite: