Professor Michelle Meinhart visits UT on Friday, Jan. 30th

On Friday, January 30th at 3:30 p.m. in 1210 McClung Tower the Nineteenth-Century British Research Seminar will hold a seminar-style discussion with Michelle Meinhart (Music Department, Martin Methodist College) to discuss her work on Music in Nineteenth-Century British Women’s Travel Writing.

Michelle is an Assistant Professor of Music at Martin Methodist College in Tennessee, where she teaches courses in music history. She earned her PhD in musicology at the University of Cincinnati in 2013, and her research focuses on British women’s music collections and life writing in the long nineteenth century. She is currently completing a monograph titled Sites of Performance, Sites of Healing: Sheet Music Collections and Memorializing the First World War in the English Country House from which her March 2014 article in the Journal of Musicological Research was derived. In 2014 she was a fellow at the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Institute, “World War I and the Arts: Sound, Vision, Psyche,” and her archival work has been funded by the American Association of University Women, the English Speaking Union, and the Presser Foundation. She also plans to write a book on music in nineteenth-century British women’s travel writing. Her essay “Variations on the Grand Tour: Musical Seduction and Catholic Communion in the Italian Travel Diaries of Lady Anne Noel Blunt, 1853-4” will appear in Perplext in Faith: Essays on Victorian Belief and Doubts, edited by Alisa Clapp-Itnyre and Julie Melnyk, forthcoming this year. Currently she also is completing a journal article on nineteenth-century music collections at the Columbia Athenaeum, formerly a girls’ school in middle Tennessee.

Professor Meinhart’s forthcoming article, and the subject of discussion, is available upon request. If you would like to attend the seminar, please contact graduate student coordinator, Kat Powell.


Nancy Henry workshops her book chapter on Tuesday, January 20th


Professor Henry will workshop a chapter from her current book project on Women and the Nineteenth-Century Cultures of Investment at 3:45 p.m. in Melrose E-102 this Tuesday. An abridged version of Dr. Henry’s chapter on the economic contexts of Elizabeth Gaskell’s works is available on the Nineteenth-Century British Research Seminar’s group page on Blackboard. For more information contact graduate student coordinator, Kat Powell.