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 many cases before the club was formed. They represent the kind of work that the club exists to enable and foster.

Charles Macklin and the Practice of Enlightenment, eds. Ian Newman and David O’Shaughnessy (Liverpool 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 (forthcoming)

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)

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

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.

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.