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Deirdre Loughridge

Faculty Affiliate of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Associate Professor of Music

College of Arts, Media, and Design

Deirdre Loughridge is a musicologist who specializes in musical cultures of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and in histories of music technology. Her first book, Haydn’s Sunrise, Beethoven’s Shadow: Audiovisual Culture and the Emergence of Musical Romanticism (University of Chicago Press, 2016) won the Kenshur Prize for outstanding book in eighteenth-century studies. Her current research explores how music has been used to define the nature of, and relationships between humans and machines from the eighteenth century to today.

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Membership, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, Princeton, NJ 2019-20

Kenshur Prize from the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Indiana University for Haydn’s Sunrise, Beethoven’s Shadow, 2017

Loughridge select publications list

 

Haydn’s Sunrise, Beethoven’s Shadow: Audiovisual Culture and the Emergence of Musical Romanticism (University of Chicago Press, 2016). https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/H/bo23530341.html

 

Refereed Articles

 

“Daphne Oram, Cyberneticist?” Resonance: The Journal of Sound and Culture 2/4 (2021): 503-522. https://doi.org/10.1525/res.2021.2.4.503

 

“Metamorphosis and the Taxonomy of Musical Instruments,” Journal of Musicological Research 40/3 (2021): 279-288.

 

“‘Always Already Technological’ : New Views of Music and the Human in Musicology and the Cognitive Sciences,” Music Research Annual 2 (2021): 1-22. https://musicresearchannual.org/loughridge-always-already-technological/

 

“Piano Death and Life,” Keyboard Perspectives 10 (2017): 1-18.

 

Book Chapters

 

“Science, Technology, and Love in Late Eighteenth-Century Opera,” in Nineteenth-Century Opera and the Scientific Imagination, ed. David Trippett and Benjamin Walton (Cambridge University Press, 2019), 175-198. https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/331112?show=full

 

“Timbre Before Timbre: Listening to the Effects of Organ Stops, Violin Mutes and Piano Pedals ca. 1650-1800,” in The Oxford Handbook of Timbre, ed. Emily Dolan and Alexander Rehding (Oxford University Press, 2018). https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190637224.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780190637224-e-16

 

“Celestial Mechanisms: Adam Walker’s Eidouranion, Celestina and the Advancement of Knowledge,” in Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851, ed. Ellen Lockhart and James Davies (University of Chicago Press, 2017), 47-76.