Kristen Clough defends dissertation


Earlier this week, SMR member Kristen Clough successfully defended her dissertation, entitled “Opera in Crisis? Reinterpreting and Revealing the Cultural and Political Impact of French Fourth Republic Opera, 1945–1958” (abstract below). Congratulations, Kristen, and all the best with final revisions! Opera in Crisis? Reinterpreting and Revealing the Cultural and Political Impact of French Fourth Republic … Continue reading Kristen Clough defends dissertation

SMR sponsors visit by Gaelynn Lea


Earlier this month, SMR co-sponsored a visit to U-M by Gaelynn Lea, a singer-songwriter and violinist who is also an advocate for disability rights, finding inner freedom, and accessibility in the arts. Lea’s time in Ann Arbor was full: she performed a concert, gave a lecture on accessibility in the arts, and had dinner with … Continue reading SMR sponsors visit by Gaelynn Lea

SMR presents at "'Les Six' at 100" in droves


Recently, SMR members Kristen Clough, Michaela Franzen, and Jessica Grimmer presented papers at “Within and Without: ‘Les Six’ at 100” at Princeton University, a conference held in celebration of the centennial of the group’s coalescence. (For titles and abstracts of their papers, please see below.) This conference featured a wide diversity of papers, panels, and … Continue reading SMR presents at "'Les Six' at 100" in droves

SMR Forum proposal-review session


With the deadlines for proposals to present at a number of major conferences looming, SMR Forum recently held a proposal-review session where SMR members could exchange abstracts and receive feedback on their work. In view of the variety and quality of proposals exchanged, the 2020 conference season promises to be a busy one for SMR … Continue reading SMR Forum proposal-review session