Performing Arts Research Forum

The Research Forum is an informal setting where our faculty, graduate students, cross-appointed faculty and visiting scholars present research in progress. Unless otherwise indicated, sessions take place on selected Thursdays at noon in Room 409 of the Dalhousie Arts Centre. 

Winter 2024 Schedule

January 11 Gregory Hanlon La Bella Figura: An ongoing research project on display behaviour in Baroque Italy
January 18 Roberta Barker Lost Dialogues in Lady-Craft: An Experiment in the Speculative Historiography of Early Modern Gender Performance  
January 25 Meghan Gilhespy The Cultural Politics of Free Jazz Singing
February 1 No presentation No presentation
February 8 David Nicol Who Acted in English Renaissance Masques?
February 15 Kevin Chabot Queer Haunting and Cinematic Spectrality in Robert Wise's The Haunting (1963) 
February 22 STUDY BREAK No Presentation
February 29 Amy Brandon Before The Universe Was Born: Just Intonation Common-Tone Techniques from Rădulescu's 5th Quartet
March 7 Phoebe Durand-McDonnell (Wo)Mantua: Arpi, Archives, and Architecture 1603-1608
March 14 Murray Nielsen Transvocality
March 21

Rebekah Leon


James Thomas

"That's different. That's a fun song": Lana Del Rey and Unsatisfying Uses of Melancholy in Popular Music

A Long Nose and a Fourth Finger Out of Practice: Fryderyk Chopin and the Performance of Consumption

March 28

Andrew Gilmour

Angela Chu

Sketches, Ephemera, and Musical Waste

Music Behind the Walls

April 4 Lionel Li-Xing Hong The Making of Chinese Gregorian Chants: Fr. Vincent Lebbe's Contribution to Chinese Sacred Music

Fall 2023 Schedule

September 14
Schroeder Lecture
Room 406
Philip Ewell Racialized Musical (Hi)stories
September 21
Tegan Niziol Transnational Tours and (trans)National Identities: Rachmaninoff’s 'Russianness' at Home and Abroad
September 28 Jure Gantar The Anatomy of Failure  
October 5 Linda Pearse Sonic Supplications, Ritualized Response: The Austrian Habsburgs and the Ottoman Empire (1593-1606)
October 12
No presentation No presentation
October 19
Schroeder Lecture
Room 406
Maria Cizmic 'The Story of an Artist’: Performing Disability and the Music of Daniel Johnston
October 26 Barbara Swanson Don’t look! Embodying Musical Virtuosity in Italy ca. 1580: The Concerto delle donne and Painting-like-a-Musician
November 2 Stacy Allison-Cassin Music, Metadata, and Generative AI
November 9 Pete Johnston “We Are Strangers Here Ourselves”: Alden Nowlan, Helen Creighton, and the Poetics of a Maritime Music
November 16 STUDY BREAK No Presentation
November 23
Schroeder Lecture
Room 406
Jennifer Bain Computational Analysis as a tool for contextualizing the music of Hildegard of Bingen
November 30 Jérôme Blais Music, Poetry, Film