Submissions are now sought for the second issueof Grainger Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal(to be published in 2012).
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,
seewww.msp.unimelb.edu.au/index.php/graingerstudies/index. Print copies
are also available for purchase from the Custom Book Centre, Melbourne University Bookshop.
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
piano pedagogy and performance
‘free’, electronic and experimental music
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
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.
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) seewww.msp.unimelb.edu.au/index.php/graingerstudies/issue/current/showToc
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.firstname.lastname@example.org Belinda Nemecbnemec@unimelb.edu.au
Deadline for submissions is FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2011.