Annie Randall

Annie Randall

Professor of Music
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Annie J. Randall has published on 18th-century German melodrama, Puccini’s operas, women in music, American protest music and 1960s British pop.

Educational Background 

  • Ph.D. in Musicology with cognate in German Literature, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
  • M.M. in Composition, School of Music, DePaul University
  • B.A. in European History 1450-1750, University of Kent at Canterbury, England, and St. Clare's Hall, Oxford, England

Teaching Interests

  • Music Research Methods
  • American music
  • Music in political and social justice contexts
  • Western European art music core survey courses
  • Puccini's operas
  • gender in late 18th and early 19th-century German art music

Research Interests

  • American protest music ca. 1830-1970
  • 1960s transatlantic popular music
  • critical and cultural studies
  • Puccini's operas
  • "Goethe's" Weimar; 18th-century melodrama
  • gender in early 19th-century European art tradition

Activities and Other Interests

Randall is former co-editor of the Music/Culture series at Wesleyan University Press, and served as Vice-President of IASPM-US (International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States branch). She was a research fellow at Columbia University's Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America.

Selected Publications

Dusty! Queen of the Postmods (Oxford, 2009)

Music, Power, and Politics (Routledge, 2005)

Puccini and ‘The Girl’: History and Reception of Girl of the Golden West (Chicago, 2004)

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