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Prof Emma Sutton

Prof Emma Sutton

Professor

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Phone
+44 (0)1334 462676
Email
ess2@st-andrews.ac.uk
Office
005
Location
Kennedy Hall
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Biography

Emma Sutton is Professor of English at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. A literary critic by training, she has published widely on the relationships among music, literature and fine art in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her work focuses particularly on music?s role in political discourse about gender, sexuality, national identity, anti- and philo-Semitism, social class and 'race'. She is author of Aubrey Beardsley and British Wagnerism in the 1890s (Oxford, 2002), Virginia Woolf and Classical Music (Edinburgh, 2013) and co-editor (with Michael Downes) of Opera and the Novel (2012) and (with Tsung-Han Tsai) of Twenty-first-century Readings of Forster's 'Maurice' (2020). Current projects include a study of Robert Louis Stevenson and music's role in Pacific colonial history of the late nineteenth century. She is editing The Voyage Out for The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf and is Founding Director of the Virginia Woolf & Music project that explores music?s role in Bloomsbury?s (after)lives through concerts, public talks and commissions of new works of art. She contributed many essays to The Cambridge Wagner Encyclopedia (ed. Nicholas Vazsonyi, 2013) and has broadcast on Wagner, decadence and visual art for Moscow 24 TV, Radio National Australia and, with Simon Russell Beale, for the BBC Proms Ring conducted by Barenboim.

 

Research areas

British literature and culture c. 1880-1930 -- in particular, the relations between music (especially opera), visual art and literature in this period. 

PhD supervision

  • Parker Gordon

Selected publications and performances

  • 'Restless mystical ardours': decadence and music

    Sutton, E. S., 2020, Decadence: A literary history. Murray, A. (ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding ? Chapter

  • Beardsley?s Musical Work

    Sutton, E. S., Feb 2020, Aubrey Beardsley. Calloway, S. & Corbeau-Parsons, C. (eds.). Tate Publishing, p. 32-37

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding ? Chapter

  • Clarion: by Eve De Castro Robinson

    Williams, B., Bates, C. R. & Sutton, E. S., 19 Feb 2020

    Research output: Non-textual form ? Performance

  • Gender wars in music, or Bloomsbury and French composers: Woolf, Tailleferre, Boulanger

    Sutton, E. S., Jun 2020, Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace: Transnational Circulations . Mildenberg, A. & Novillo-Corvalán, P. (eds.). Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press , Vol. 1. p. 33-48 16 p. (Virginia Woolf selected papers).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding ? Chapter

  • Music in Woolf?s Short Fiction

    Sutton, E. S., 1 Jul 2020, The Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Music. da Sousa Correa, D. (ed.). Edinburgh University Press, p. 544-551 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding ? Chapter

  • Twenty-first-century Readings of E. M. Forster's 'Maurice'

    Sutton, E. S. (ed.) & Tsai, T-H. (ed.), 31 Mar 2020, Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press. 296 p. (Liverpool English Texts and Studies)

    Research output: Book/Report ? Book

  • Decadence and music

    Sutton, E. S., 1 Aug 2019, Decadence and Literature. Desmarais, J. & Weir, D. (eds.). Cambridge UK: University of Cambridge Press, Vol. 1. p. 152-168 (Cambridge Critical Concepts).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding ? Chapter

  • The Voyage Out: The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf

    Sutton, E. S., 1 Dec 2019, (In preparation) Cambridge, UK: University of Cambridge Press. (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf)

    Research output: Book/Report ? Book

  • Twenty-first-century Readings of Forster's 'Maurice'

    Sutton, E. S. (ed.) & Tsai, T-H. (ed.), 2019, (Submitted) Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press.

    Research output: Book/Report ? Book

  • ?Woolf rewriting Wagner: "The Waves" and "Das Ring der Nibelungen"'

    Sutton, E. S., 2018, Essays on Music and Language in Modernist Literature. O'Callaghan, K. (ed.). Routledge, p. 17-31

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding ? Chapter

 

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