Musical Islands: Exploring Connections between Music, Place and Research
Editor: Elizabeth Mackinlay, Brydie-Leigh Bartleet and Katelyn Barney
Date Of Publication: Jun 2009
The island is a powerful metaphor in everyday speech which extends almost naturally into several academic disciplines, including musicology. Islands are imagined as isolated and unique places where strange, exotic, different and unexpected treasures can be found by daring adventurers. The magic inherent within this positioning of islands as places of discovery is an aspect which permeates the theoretical, methodological and analytical boundaries of this edited book. Showcasing the breadth of current musicological research in Australia and New Zealand, this edited collection offers a range of subtle and innovative reflections on this concept both in established and well-charted territories of music research.
Elizabeth Mackinlay is a Senior Lecturer in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at the University of Queensland. Liz is also co-editor of Music Education Research and Innovation and The Australian Journal of Music Education.
Brydie-Leigh Bartleet is a Lecturer in Research and Music Literature at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University where she is conducting a number of large-scale research projects and teaches a range of courses in music research, qualitative methodologies and music literature. She is the National Secretary of the Musicological Society of Australia.
Katelyn Barney is a Research Officer and Lecturer at the University of Queensland. She is also National Treasurer of the Musicological Society of Australia, Secretary of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (Australia and New Zealand Branch), and Managing Editor of The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education.
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From Border States in the Work of Tom Mac Intyre: A Paleo-Postmodern Perspective
''Catriona Ryan has more than achieved what she set out to do.She has emphatically presented Tom Mac Intyre as a writer with a distinctive voice who not only provides a crucial link in the chain that goes back through Kavanagh to Yeats, but as a bridging figure, a transgressive author whose reflections on the Irish literary scene, and on writing more generally, have much to tell us about the ways in which constrictive critical currents can cut off living literary streams. It is clear from Catriona Ryan's painstaking excavation that Mac Intyre has been wrongly neglected. Her thoughtful and perceptive critical intervention will remedy that wrong.''
- Willy Maley, Litteraria Pragensia, 22:44 (2013), 131-134, p. 134.
“This is a critically independent piece of work that very much constructs and defines its own project, and maps an intellectual terrain of its own. It is an impressively original and also critically self-assured piece. It is marked by a sense of intellectual brio and also by the excitement of discovery.”
– Dr Steven Vine, Swansea University
“Since Tom Mac Intyre is a writer and dramatist who has received very little critical attention, this work intervenes in an under-researched area and offers an innovative and valuable extension of the frontier of knowledge in the field of Irish literary and dramatic studies.”
– Dr Aidan Arrowsmith, Manchester Metropolitan University