Thu 20 Nov, 4-6 pm, Janus Hall (Kaivokatu 12, Turku)
Professor Robynn Stilwell (Georgetown University, Washington):
Take a Bow: Girls’ Voices in Girls’ Stories
ROBYNN STILWELL is Assistant Professor of Musicology at Georgetown University, Washington, US. She is well-known for her extensive work on cultural music research. Her publications have ranged from film and television music, Beethoven and masculinity, rock music and femininity, and French/American musical and dance culture interactions, to classical ballet, science fiction, and figure skating. Among her edited collections include Cultural Politics and Propaganda: Composing for the Screen in Germany and the USSR, with Phil Powrie (Indiana University Press, 2007), Changing Tunes: Issues in Music and Film, with Phil Powrie (Ashgate, 2006), and The Musical: Hollywood and Beyond, with Bill Marshall (Intellect, 2000). Currently she is writing two books, one on the female voice and the identity formation of young girls in cinema since 1990, and one on “intermediality”: modes of representation and performance in television that stem from radio, live theatre, and cinema.