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Dr Nicholas Attfield

Dr Nicholas Attfield


BMus (King's, London), MSt, DPhil (Oxford)

Role or Position

Stipendiary Lecturer in Music

Email address

Academic Background

BMus at King's, London (1999-2002); MSt and DPhil at Oxford (2002-6), with a graduate year as Procter Visiting Fellow at Princeton. DAAD Michael Foster Fellow at Humboldt-Universität, Berlin (2007); British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at St. Catherine's, Oxford (2007-10), with three months as Visiting Scholar at Center for European Studies, Harvard University. Lecturer at Worcester College, Oxford (2010-11), and Teaching Fellow at Edinburgh University (2011-12).

Undergraduate Teaching

19th and 20th-Century Music History, Musical Analysis, Musical Thought and Scholarship

Research Interests

Music, culture, and politics in Germany and Austria, 1870-1945; late nineteenth-century opera; American alternative rock in the 1980s

Publications include

‘“A Healing Draft for a Sick People”: War in the Pages of the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, 1914-18’, in Susan Fast and Kip Pegley (eds), Music, Politics and Violence (Wesleyan University Press, 2012), pp. 39-59

‘Re-staging the Welttheater: A Critical View of Carl Orff’s Antigonae and Oedipus der Tyrann’, in Peter Brown and Suzana Ograjenšek (eds), Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage (Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 340-68   

‘Bruckner in the Theatre: On the Politics of “Absolute” Music in Performance’, in Nikolaus Bacht (ed.), Music, Theatre and Politics in Germany: 1848 to the Third Reich (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006), pp. 159-70
‘A Study on Hysteria: Reinterpreting the Heroine of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande’, in Opera Quarterly 26/4 (Autumn 2010), pp. 499-525 [as part of guest-edited issue entitled 'Operatic Blondes']

Dinosaur Jr’s You’re Living All Over Me [in series 33 1/3] (New York: Continuum, 2011)   



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