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Sarah Collins

Associate Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M413), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Sarah Collins has published widely on the relationship between music aesthetics and broader intellectual and political currents in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. She is the author of Lateness and Modernism: Untimely Ideas about Music, Literature and Politics in Interwar Britain (Cambridge UP, 2019), and The Aesthetic Life of Cyril Scott (Boydell, 2013); editor of Music and Victorian Liberalism: Composing the Liberal Subject (Cambridge UP, 2019); and co-editor with Paul Watt and Michael Allis of The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century (Oxford UP, 2020). Her research has appeared in the Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Twentieth-Century Music, Music & Letters, Musical Quarterly and elsewhere. Sarah lectures in musicology at the University of Western Australia. She has held visiting fellowships at Harvard University, the University of Oxford and Durham University, and has received competitive research funding from a range of sources including the British Academy and the European Research Council.

In 2019, Sarah received the McCredie Musicological Award from the Australian Academy of the Humanities, which “recognises outstanding contribution in musicology by an Australian scholar. It is Australia’s most prestigious award for the study of music” (AAH website).

Sarah is currently the reviews editor for the Journal of the Royal Musical Association and the RMA Research Chronicle. She has served as President of the Victorian Chapter of the Musicological Society of Australia, and as secretary and treasurer respectively of the Queensland chapter. She is currently President of the WA chapter of the MSA.


Sarah welcomes propective PhD students interested in researching any aspect of cultural modernism, music and literature, and film, or the arts and politics of any era.

 

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