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Dr Ross Cole

Dr Ross Cole

Research Fellow, Homerton College

Director of Studies (Lent/Easter 2019), Homerton College


Biography:

My interests extend from the fin de siècle to the 21st century, with a focus on experimental music, the politics of mass culture, and the poetics of song. I've published essays on a broad range of topics from Steve Reich to folk and blues revivalism. I’ve also written shorter comment pieces on populism and alt-right paranoia in higher education. Forthcoming projects include a co-edited volume entitled Remixing Music Studies and a book on music and the utopian imagination.

I studied at the University of Cambridge (PhD 2015, King’s College), the University of York (MRes 2010), and the University of Oxford (BA 2009, Christ Church), where I received the Gibbs Prize.

Before taking up a four-year Junior Research Fellowship in January 2017 I spent a year as a Temporary Lecturer at Cambridge and received the Faculty of Music’s Teaching Prize for courses on 1960s countercultures and popular music of the black Atlantic.

Colleges, Departments and Institutes

Homerton College:
King's College:

Key Publications

Books

  • Remixing Music Studies: Essays in Honour of Nicholas Cook, ed. Ananay Aguilar, Eric Clarke, Ross Cole, and Matthew Pritchard (London: Routledge 2020), forthcoming.

Articles

Chapters

  • 'Towards an Ecological History of Music.' In Remixing Music Studies, ed. Ananay Aguilar, Eric Clarke, Ross Cole, and Matthew Pritchard (London: Routledge 2020), forthcoming.
  • 'Traversing the Great Divide? Stravinsky, Modernism, and Mass Culture.' In Stravinsky in Context, ed. Graham Griffiths (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2020), forthcoming.