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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, higher education, and fascism. More recently I’ve become interested in digital culture, in particular vaporwave and AI composition. 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:
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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.