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PhD Blog #5: Two Nights at the Opera

Okay, so the title makes this sound much more grand than it is, but this week I went to see the English Touring Opera's production of Giulio Cesare at Durham's Gala theatre. At over 4 hours long they split the performance over two nights, and Jon and I went to both (because really, who is… Continue reading PhD Blog #5: Two Nights at the Opera

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The Musicalization of Graphic Narratives and P. Craig Russell’s Graphic Novel Operas, The Magic Flute and Salome

This article has been published in issue 8.1 of Studies in Comics, which is available HERE. ABSTRACT: The term ‘musicalization’ comes from Werner Wolf’s study of intermediality between music and fiction, The Musicalization of Fiction (1999), which proposes the musicalized text as one that has an intentional and sustained connection to music and musical form that moves beyond… Continue reading The Musicalization of Graphic Narratives and P. Craig Russell’s Graphic Novel Operas, The Magic Flute and Salome

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PhD Blog #4: The Podcast

Shortly before I started my PhD, I was mulling over the ways in which my conception of the project had changed since submitting my proposal in December of 2016. I realised that my original focus on 'contemporary U.S. literature' had narrowed into an examination of literary reimaginings of the American Old West, mainly through my… Continue reading PhD Blog #4: The Podcast