Other Public Scholarship

Various outputs from my research projects are available elsewhere online, with other potential media coming via various podcasts and other public research outlets! These will be linked here once available.

An article directly connected to this book project is now available on the Liverpool University Press blog: https://liverpooluniversitypress.blog/2023/11/06/however-little-he-or-we-may-now-understand-it-historicizing-queer-musical-gossip/

An overview of the dissertation research that formed the basis for Imagining Musical Pasts can be found on the blog of the LGBTQ+ Music Study Groups of the UK and Ireland: https://www.lgbtqmusicstudygroup.com/post/the-old-queer-musicology-strategies-from-the-early-twentieth-century-by-kristin-franseen

A short analysis of Prime-Stevenson’s discussion of music in The Intersexes is in the peer-reviewed blog Notches: (re)marks on the history of sexuality: https://notchesblog.com/2023/03/21/homosexual-hearers-and-queer-musicality-in-xavier-maynes-the-intersexes-1909/

A two-part examination of Rosa Newmarch’s relationship to gossip as a biographical source can be found on the blog of the History of Music Theory study/interest group of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory (link goes to Part I): https://historyofmusictheory.wordpress.com/2023/01/02/rosa-newmarch-musical-gossip-and-identity-in-music-theory-and-history-part-i/

As a part of Contingent Magazine‘s 2022 holiday series on “history and mystery,” I wrote a short reflection on the appeal of musical mysteries that bridges my interest in queer musicology and composer biofiction: https://contingentmagazine.org/2022/12/29/the-song-of-the-dying-composer/

I talked a bit about Prime-Stevenson’s use of (real and imagined) musicological knowledge and historical secrets in his fiction in an article for the open-access queer history resource Queer19: https://www.queernineteen.com/post/that-queer-secret-of-theirs

My research on gossip and dubious historical anecdote has led me back to thinking about the place of rumor and fiction in biographical writings and biofictions surrounding the reception history of Antonio Salieri (my MA thesis was on philosophical references in Salieri’s comic opera La grotta di Trofonio). While this project is still in its preliminary stages, I have published a few short articles based on my adventures in different kinds of literary scholarship:

“The Salieri Rumor and Why Gossip Matters” (in Contingent Magazine)

“Talking to Ghosts: Salieri Horror and the Messiness of Genius” (in VAN)

I also made a guest appearance on the Classical Gabfest podcast for a segment about Salieri and the history and present of classical music gossip called “Rumor Has It.”