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Biography

Professor Rachel Cowgill is Head of Music and Drama in the School of Music, Humanities and Media. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a first-class BMus (Hons) degree, and completed an MMus (Historical Musicology) and PhD at King’s College London, where her research focused on the reception of Mozart’s music in late Georgian London. She began her career at the University of Huddersfield (1996–2000) and returned to the University in her new role as Head of Music and Drama in 2014. In the interim she taught at the University of Leeds (2000–09), and was appointed to professorships at Liverpool Hope University (2009–11) and Cardiff University (2011–14; Head of School, 2013–14).

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Music and the First World War in Britain
  • Music and Modernity in early Twentieth-Century British Culture
  • Blackface Minstrelsy in Britain
  • Collective Performance and Negotiated Identities in Nineteenth-Century British Music
  • Gender and Adaptation in Nineteenth-Century British Productions of Mozart’s operas
  • The Victorian Reception of Mozart’s Requiem
  • Operatic Femininities
  • Archival Research and Digital Musicologies

Keywords

  • Music
  • Music and WWI
  • Music and Modernity
  • Blackface Minstrelsy in Britain
  • Collective Performance
  • Negotiated Identities
  • 19th Century British Music
  • Gender and Adaptation
  • 19th Century British Mozart Productions
  • Mozart's Operas
  • Victorian Reception of Mozart
  • Operatic Femininities
  • Archival Research
  • Digital Musicologies

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Spreadsheets Engineering & Materials Science
concert Social Sciences
User interfaces Engineering & Materials Science
expertise Social Sciences
costs Social Sciences
Data acquisition Engineering & Materials Science
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Arts & Humanities
Femininity Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2000 2016

"Proofs of Genius": Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Construction of Musical Prodigies in Early Georgian London

Cowgill, R. 2016 Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology. McPherson, G. E. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 511-549 39 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Genius
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Prodigy
Musicians
Virtuoso
3 Citations

Spreadsheets as user interfaces

Dix, A., Cowgill, R., Bashford, C., Mcveigh, S. & Ridgewell, R. 7 Jun 2016 AVI 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 192-195 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Spreadsheets
User interfaces
Data acquisition
2 Citations

Authority and judgement in the digital archive

Dix, A., Cowgill, R., Bashford, C., McVeigh, S. & Ridgewell, R. 12 Sep 2014 ACM International Conference Proceeding Series.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

concert
expertise
costs

"Attitudes with a Shawl": Performance, Femininity, and Spectatorship at the Italian Opera in Early Nineteenth-Century London

Cowgill, R. 12 Jul 2012 The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century. Cowgill, R. & Poriss, H. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 217-251 35 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Italian Opera
Spectatorship
Prima Donna
Femininity
Shawl

On the Beat: The Victorian Policeman as Musician

Cowgill, R. 28 Oct 2012 Music and Institutions in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Rodmell, P. (ed.). Ashgate Publishing Ltd., p. 221-245 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter