Barbara Kelly - Selected Publications#

‘French Connections: Debussy and Ravel's orchestral music in Britain from Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune to Boléro’, in eds. Michael Allis and Paul Watt, The Symphonic poem in Britain, c.1850-1940: Texts and Contexts (Woodbridge, Boydell, 2020) [New research into the reception of French music in Britain]

Reflecting the Public Appetite in Text and Music: Debussy’s Act of Wartime Propaganda in Over Here, Over There: Transatlantic Conversations on the Music of World War I Edited by William Brooks, Christina Bashford, and Gayle Magee (University of Illinois Press, 2019) [This volume brings together WW1 research relating to different national traditions.]

Music criticism in France: Authority Advocacy, Legacy (1918-1939) ed. with Christopher Moore (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2018); chapter: ‘Common Canon, Conflicting Ideologies: Music Criticism in Performance in Interwar France’ [Timely contribution to a topic that is preoccupying musicologists in Europe and North America; conscious attempt to bring together contributions from anglophone and francophone traditions in Europe and North America. Author's contribution is distinctive in making the case that performance and programming is another manifestation of debate and an extension of music criticism.]

‘Maintaining the Entente Cordiale. Musicological Collaboration between the United Kingdom and France’, Revue de musicologie, vol. 103, no. 2, 2017, pp. 615-640 (with Rebecca Thumpston) [New contribution to major international project on transnational musicology.]

‘Ravel’s Late Styles’, Late Style and its Discontents, ed. Gordon McMullan (Oxford: OUP, 2015) [Contribution to Interdisciplinary project challenging received ideas on 'late style' across the arts.]

Music and Ultra-Modernism in France: A Fragile Consensus (1913-1939) (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2013), single authored (supported by an AHRC Fellowship) [Major contribution to interwar French music and culture; consolidated position as a world leading expert on this period; shortlisted for an American Musicological Society award; reviewed in major journals eg. H-France, Music and Letters.]

‘Enjeux de mémoire après la mort de Debussy. Débats entre Prunières, Vallas et Vuillermoz’, Regards sur Debussy eds. Myriam Chimènes and Alexandre Laederich (Paris: Fayard, 2013) [Prize-winning volume: prix Paul Marmottan de l’Académie des Beaux-arts, novembre 2013)]

‘Remembering Debussy in interwar France: authority, musicology and legacy’, Music and Letters, Volume 93 Issue 2, August 2012, 374-392 [British Academy funded research on the critic Leon Vallas and contemporaries.]

French Music, Culture, and National Identity, 1870-1939, edited volume (Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2008); chapter: ‘Debussy and the making of a “musicien français”: Pelléas, the press and the First World War [Important interdisciplinary volume in consolidating the candidate's expertise on music, national identity and politics.]

Tradition and Style in the Works of Darius Milhaud (1912-1939) (Ashgate, Aldershot, 2003) [Established the candidate as leading scholar on Milhaud and the interwar generation.]

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