These are works of scholarship by people other than ourselves that we admire, and that are in conversation with the core concerns of the Club.
Monographs & Edited Collections
Mark W. Booth, The Experience of Songs (Yale UP, 1981)
Kate Bowan and Paul Pickering, Sounds of Liberty: Music, Radicalism and Reform in the Anglophone World, 1790–1914 (Manchester UP, 2017)
Karen Henson, Opera Acts: Singers and Performance in the Late Nineteenth Century (Cambridge UP, 2015)
Karen Henson (ed.), Technology and the Diva: Sopranos, Opera and Media from Romanticism to the Digital Age (Cambridge UP, 2016)
Eckhard John and David Robb, Songs for a Revolution: The 1848 Protest Song Tradition in Germany (Boydell & Brewer, 2020)
David Kennerley, Sounding Feminine: Women’s Voices in British Musical Culture, 1780-1850 (Oxford UP, 2020)
Derek Scott, The Singing Bourgeois: Songs of the Victorian Drawing Room and Parlour (1989/reprint. Routledge, 2001)
Articles and Special Issues
Katie Barclay, “Singing, Performance, and Lower-Class Masculinity in the Dublin Magistrates’ Court, 1820–1850,” Journal of Social History vol. 47, 2014, pp. 746–68.
Paul Charosh, “Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song,” American Music vol. 15, 1997, pp. 459–92.
Phil Eva, “Home Sweet Home? The ‘Culture of Exile’ in Mid- Victorian Popular Song,” Popular Music, vol. 16, 1997, pp. 131–50.
Vic Gammon, “‘Not Appreciated in Worthing?’ Class Expression and Popular Song Texts in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Britain,” Popular Music, vol. 4, Performers and Audiences, 1984, pp. 5–24.
Anindita Ghosh, “Singing in a New World: Street Songs and Urban Experience in Colonial Calcutta,” History Workshop Journal, vol. 76, 2013, pp. 111–36.
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.
Breandán Ó Madagáin, “Functions of Irish Song in the Nineteenth Century,” Béaloideas vol. 53, 1985, pp. 130–216.
Christopher A. Reynolds, “Documenting the Zenith of Women Song Composers: A Database of Songs Published in the United States and the British Commonwealth, ca. 1890-1930,” Notes vol. 69, no. 4, 2013, pp. 671-28.
Bodleian Broadside Archive: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ballads/ballads.htm
Christopher A. Reynolds Collection of Women’s Song https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/archives-and-special-collections/manuscript/reynolds-christopher-a-collection-of-womens-song/