The following page contains relevant books, articles, and collaborative projects by Song Club members. For other relevant works on the topic of nineteenth-century song, see our Resources page.

Collaborative Projects

These are projects that members have worked on together, outside of the club — and in some cases before the club was formed. They represent the kind of collaborative work that the club exists to enable and foster.

Breaking Into Song a song-club sponsored event held at the University of Notre Dame in London, 8-9 October 2022.

Sound and Sense in British Romanticism, eds. James Grande and Carmel Raz,  (Cambridge UP, forthcoming) 

Scripture and Song in Nineteenth-Century Britain, eds. James Grande and Brian Murray (Bloomsbury, forthcoming)

Charles Macklin and the Theatres of London, eds. Ian Newman and David O’Shaughnessy (Liverpool University Press, 2022)

Our Subversive Voice: The History and Politics of the English Protest Song, an AHRC research project led by John Street, University of East Anglia, 2020–22

“Song and the City,” a special issue of Studies in Romanticism, edited by Ian Newman, Vol. 58, No. 4, 2019

London Voices, 1820-1840: Vocal Performers, Practices, Histories, eds. Roger Parker and Susan Rutherford (Chicago UP, 2019), featuring work by Oskar Cox Jensen and James Grande

The Melodramatic Moment: Musical and Theatrical Culture, 1790-1820, eds. Jo Hicks and Katherine Hambridge (Chicago UP, 2018)

Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture, eds. Ian Newman, Oskar Cox Jensen, and David Kennerley (Oxford UP, 2018)

Dance, Song, Music and Sociability, 1750-1832, a project led by Mark Philp at Warwick University, with support from DIGITENS EU Project and the Universities of Warwick, East Anglia, and Notre Dame


Oskar Cox Jensen, The Ballad-Singer in Georgian and Victorian London (Cambridge UP, 2021)

David Kennerley, Sounding Feminine: Women’s Voices in British Musical Culture, 1780-1850 (Oxford UP, 2020)

Ian Newman, The Romantic Tavern: Literature and Conviviality in the Age of Revolution (Cambridge UP, 2019)

Oskar Cox Jensen, Napoleon and British Song, 1797–1822 (Palgrave, 2015)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

James Grande. “Sound and Vision in Blake’s London,” in The Edinburgh Companion to Romanticism and the Arts, eds. Maureen McCue and Sophie Thomas, (Edinburgh UP, forthcoming). 

James Grande. “Music and Magazines: Dissenting from Opera in the Print Public Sphere,” in Opera and British Print Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century, eds. Christina Fuhrmann and Alison Mero (Clemson UP, forthcoming).

James Grande. “‘Innovation and Irregularity’: Religion, Poetry and Song in the 1820s,” in Remediating the 1820s, eds. Jon Mee and Matthew Sangster (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming).

Hicks, Jonathan. “Opera History, the Travel Edition.” Cambridge Opera Journal, 2021, pp. 1–11.

David Kennerley, ‘Music, Politics, and History: An Introduction’ in Special Forum: Music and Politics in Britain, c.1780-1850Journal of British Studies, vol. 60, no. 2, 2021, pp. 362-374.

Oskar Cox Jensen, “Music to Some Consequence: Reaction, Reform, Race,” in Special Forum: Music and Politics in Britain, c.1780-1850, Journal of British Studies, vol. 60, no. 2, 2021, pp. 375-388.

David Kennerley, “Strikes and Singing Classes: Chartist Culture, ‘Rational Recreation’, and the Politics of Music after 1842,” English Historical Review, vol. 135, 2020, pp. 65–94.

Oskar Cox Jensen, “The Diminution of ‘Irish’ Johnstone,” in Ireland, Enlightenment and the English Stage, 1740–1820, ed. David O’Shaughnessy (Cambridge, 2019).

Ian Newman, “Civilizing Taste: ‘Sandman Joe,’ the Bawdy Ballad, and Metropolitan Improvement,” Eighteenth-Century Studies, vol. 48, no. 4, 2015, pp. 437-456.

Jonathan Hicks, “The Beauty of Paper Flowers” (review article about nineteenth-century ballad scholarship), Music and Letters, vol. 96, no. 2, 2015, pp. 259-266.

Web-Based Projects is a digital project, headed by Ian Newman, that traces the meeting places of the London Corresponding Society.

The London Stage Calendar 1800-1844, of which Part I: 1800 to 1832 was released in April 2021, is a searchable calendar of theatrical performances, including a great many songs. Co-directed by Michael Burden and Jonathan Hicks, it is designed to expand the range of the existing London Stage 1660-1800.

The Romantic National Song Network is a Royal Society of Edinburgh funded network that explores and maps the area of national song culture in Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales during the period 1750-1850. Oskar Cox Jensen is a founding member.

Walter Scott and Song: Retuning the Harp of the North is an online exhibition hosted by the University of Aberdeen’s Walter Scott Research Centre (of which Jonathan Hicks is a member) as part of the Scott 250 celebrations.