Publications

 

• Guest Editor, Ivor Gurney Society Journal, vol. 13, 2007, Ivor Gurney: Poet, Composer, including my paper ‘Asylum-made Lunatics: Life in Dartford’, pp. 131-146.

• ‘‘And Lads are in Love with the Grave’: The Peculiar Appeal to Composers of Housman’s A Shropshire Lad’, Housman Society Journal, vol. 34, 2008, pp. 31-34.

• ‘Mother England’, Ivor Gurney Society Journal, vol. 14, 2008, pp.109-128.

• ‘But still he died nobly’: Gurney’s Re-interpretation of the Pastoral Elegy, Ivor Gurney Society Journal, vol. 15, 2009, pp. 117-154.

• ‘Sight-reading Katherine Mansfield’: a commissioned piece on Mansfield and music for the New Zealand literary journal Landfall, University of Otago Press, vol. 219, 2010.

• Two opera libretti for composer Charlotte Bray: The Fox and the Crow (2011) and Making Arrangements (2012), both commissioned by Tête à Tête Opera Festival

• The First World War: Music, Literature, Memory: (special edition of the Journal of First World War Studies, Routledge, 2011), co-edited as guest editor with Dr Trudi Tate, including my chapter ‘Ambivalent Englishness: Ivor Gurney’s Song Cycle ‘Ludlow and Teme’. Introduction pp. 1-6, chapter pp. 41-64.

• The Silent Morning: Culture and Memory after the Armistice, co-edited with Trudi Tate, including my introduction and chapter ‘Silence Recalled in Sound: British Classical Music and theArmistice’ (publication 6 November 2013, Manchester University Press), introduction pp. , chapter pp. 398-439.

 

            

 

 

Forthcoming Publications:

• 300,000 word critical biography of Ivor Gurney, commissioned by Oxford University Press (due to be submitted November 2013, to be published late 2014)

• Editor, Literary Britten: a major compendium of scholarship approaching Britten’s vocal works from an interdisciplinary perspective (contributors include Mervyn Cooke, Paul Kildea and Philip Rupprecht). Includes my chapter ‘Anti-Monuments: Mourning, Melancholia and the War Requiem’ (publications forthcoming in 2015)

• Editor, The Cambridge Companion to Women Composers, including my chapter on Thea Musgrave (estimated publication with Cambridge University Press in 2015)

• ‘Mo[u]rning Heroes: Music, Literature and the First World War’: a 7,000 word article on music and literature of the First World War, Journal of International Relations (published by Chatham House with Blackwell) March 2014.

• ‘A Tribute to my Brother: Women’s Literature and its Post-war Ghosts’ in ‘Forbidden Mourning’: a special edition of the Journal of War and Culture Studies, 2015, 19 pages.

• Editor (with Dr Alice Kelly), Shaping Modernism: Katherine Mansfield in Context, a collection of essays (publication forthcoming)

• ‘Narrators: Reliable and Otherwise’ A chapter on Britten’s Rape of Lucretia, Billy Budd and The Turn of the Screw for Opera and Fiction, ed. Prof. Emma Sutton (Oxford University Press, publication estimated 2014) 25 pages.

• Two chapters (‘Britten’s operas’ and ‘Gurney and song’) for Edinburgh University Press’ Companion to Music and Literature, ed. Dr Delia de Sousa Correa (publication estimated Autumn 2014)

• ‘Music as Memorial’, Edinburgh Companion to World War One and the Arts, ed. Dr Ann-Marie Einhaus (Edinburgh University Press, publication estimated 2015)