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Module Reading List

Applied Research Methodologies, 2021/22, Semester 1
Dr Bryan White
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Archival Studies

Feldmand-Barret, 'Archival Research and the Expansion of Popular Music History', The Sage Handbook of Popular Music, ed. Andy Bennett and Steve Waksman (Los Angeles and London: Sage, 2015)

White, Bryan, '"Brothers of the String": Henry Purcell and the Letter-Books of Rowland Sherman', Music & Letters 92 (2011), 519–581  


Country Music in Ireland

Erraught, Stan, 'The Country and Irish Problem', Popular Music 39 (2020), 568–584  


Electronic Music Instruments

Mooney, James, 'The Hugh Davies Collection: Live Electronic Music and Self-Built Electro-Acoustic Musical Instruments, 1967–1975), Science Museum Group Journal 7 (2017)

Mooney, James, 'Tape Recorder, Digital Computer, Studio: Reinventing Musical Instrumentalisty in the Mid-Twentieth Century', YouTube (9 June 2021),  



Audissino, Emilio, 'Archival Research and the Study of the Concert Presentations of Film Music: The Case of John Williams and the Boston Pops', The Journal of Film Music, 6 (2013)


Journals, Newspapers and Social Media

De Bose, 'Music and Misogyny: A Content Analysis of Misogynist, Antifeminist Forums', Popular Music  39 (2020), 459–491

Liem, Cynthia C. S., 'Music in Newpapers: Interdisciplinary Opportunities and Data-related Challenges, 5th International Conference on Digital Libraries for Musicology, September 28, 2018, Paris France (ACM, New York 2018)

Mall, Andrew, 'Archival Research Methods and Music Industry Pedagogy', Proceedings of the 2018 International Summit of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association, Los Angeles, March 22-24, 2018

Music Editing

Blow, John, Two Anthems from 1688: O Lord, thou art my God and Blessed by the Lord my Strength,ed B. White, Web Library for Seventeenth-Century Music (2021)  

Cook, Nicholas, 'Editing in Music', Contemporary Theatre Review, 25 (2015), 119–123  



Herbst, Jan-Peter, 'Recording Studios as Museums? Record Producers' Perspectives on German Rock Studies and Their Heritage Practice', Popular Music 40 (2021), 91–113


Participant Observation

Gourlay, K. A., 'Towards a Reassessment of the Ethnomusicologist’s Role in Research', Ethnomusicology 22 (1978), 1-35 Nettl, Bruno, The Study of Ethnomusicology: Thirty-One Issues and Concepts, rev. ed. (Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2005) Barz, Gregory and Timothy J. Cooley, eds., Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008) Pritchard, Matthew, 'A Poem in a Medium Not of Words: Music, Dance and Arts Education in Rabindranath Tagore’s Santiniketan', Arts and Humanities in Higher Education 13 (2014), 101-14

This list was last updated on 22/09/2021