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Grainger Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Thursday, July 28, 2011   (0 Comments)
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Submissions are now sought for the second issueof Grainger Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal(to be published in 2012).

Grainger Studies is a fully peer-reviewed, scholarly journal of the University of Melbourne Library (as the custodian of the Grainger Museum). Edited by Dr David Pear (London) and Dr Belinda Nemec (Melbourne), it is published annually, and distributed electronically free of charge, Print copies are also available for purchase from the Custom Book Centre, Melbourne University Bookshop.

Percy Grainger (1882–1961) — musician, composer, educator, social commentator and self-proclaimed genius — sought to understand the world around him and the music he played through a wide variety of aesthetic perspectives. Grainger Studies emulates this approach, and presents not only issues of interest to specialist Grainger scholars, but also ones which would have undoubtedly piqued the sharp intellectual hunger which Grainger himself experienced throughout his colourful and adventurous life. As represented in the museum that he created, Grainger’s numerous interests included, but were certainly not limited to:
  • folk song and other aurally-transmitted musical traditions
  • the processes of music composition and improvisation
  • racial theories, of people and music
  • music education
  • piano pedagogy and performance
  • ‘free’, electronic and experimental music
  • community music-making
  • early music and its performance
  • Australia’s musical development
  • the music of Australia’s neighbours including south-east Asia and the Pacific
  • the music of England and other English-speaking countries
  • biographical works on composers
  • clothing design and reform
  • architecture
  • museums and collecting
  • the languages, art and culture of Scandinavia
  • Anglo-Saxon language, history and culture
  • language development and reform
  • vegetarianism, health, sexuality and body image.
It is not essential for articles to discuss Percy Grainger or his work explicitly. There must however be a link between the topic of the article and something in Grainger’s range of interests.

Grainger Studies will also publish book reviews, reports including conference reports, and short studies.

To read issue #1 (published May 2011)

For details on submitting, peer-review process, style guide, length of article etc, see our on-line note to contributors or for other information please contact the editors:

David Peardavid.pear@cantab.netor

Deadline for submissions is FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2011.

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