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The Routledge Handbook of Popular Music and Politics of the Balkans (2024)
Book
Baker, C. (Ed.). (in press). The Routledge Handbook of Popular Music and Politics of the Balkans. London: Routledge

The Routledge Handbook of Popular Music and Politics of the Balkans is a comprehensive overview of major topics, established debates and new directions in the study of popular music and politics in this region. The vibrant growth of this subject a... Read More about The Routledge Handbook of Popular Music and Politics of the Balkans.

Lion of Love: Representations of Russian Homosexuality and Homophobia in Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2024)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (2024). Lion of Love: Representations of Russian Homosexuality and Homophobia in Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. Historical reflections, 50(2), 61-76. https://doi.org/10.3167/hrrh.2024.500205

Alexander Lemtov, the Russian antagonist of Netflix's 2020 musical comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, embodies and dramatizes contentions over Russian homophobia, disavowals of homosexuality in Russian entertainment, and the cons... Read More about Lion of Love: Representations of Russian Homosexuality and Homophobia in Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.

Conscience in Marvell (2024)
Book Chapter
Mottram, S. (in press). Conscience in Marvell. In A. Hadfield, & P. Hammond (Eds.), Words at War: The Contested Language of the English Civil War (237-50). Oxford: Oxford University Press

Andrew Marvell today enjoys a reputation as a Restoration champion of religious freedom, but this reputation can seem out of step with Marvell’s more outspoken attacks on protestant sects in his Commonwealth poems, and with his ambivalent approach, i... Read More about Conscience in Marvell.

Culture, place and partnership: the cultural relations of Eurovision 2023 (2024)
Report
Baker, C., Atkinson, D., Grabher, B., & Howcroft, M. (2024). Culture, place and partnership: the cultural relations of Eurovision 2023. British Council

Foreword: This report tells the story of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023, when the UK found itself as host on behalf of the 2022 winners Ukraine, due to Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country in 2021. As the UK’s 2022 entry Sam Ryder put it... Read More about Culture, place and partnership: the cultural relations of Eurovision 2023.

Soft power, cultural relations and conflict through Eurovision and other mega-events: a literature review (2024)
Report
Baker, C., Atkinson, D., Grabher, B., & Howcroft, M. (2024). Soft power, cultural relations and conflict through Eurovision and other mega-events: a literature review. British Council

First paragraph: This literature review explores the significance of the Eurovision Song Contest for soft power strategies and cultural relations activities, especially at times of conflict and international aggression.

English actors in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at the time of Ladislaus IV. (2023)
Book Chapter
Katritzky, M. A., & Drábek, P. (2023). English actors in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at the time of Ladislaus IV. In J. Żukowski (Ed.), Triumphant harmony. Władysław IV Theatre (286-313). Warsaw: Arx Regia Publishing

This chapter considers the English players in the light of a radical re-evaluation of previously under-researched visual sources, before focusing on three Habsburg “theatre letters” of 1608, 1617 and 1628 valuably supplementing the sparse documentary... Read More about English actors in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at the time of Ladislaus IV..

Eurovision 2023 Cultural Relations Snapshot: A snapshot from the forthcoming cultural relations, soft power and shared values research (2023)
Report
Baker, C., Atkinson, D., Burgess, G., Grabher, B., & Howcroft, M. (2023). Eurovision 2023 Cultural Relations Snapshot: A snapshot from the forthcoming cultural relations, soft power and shared values research. British Council

About this research In May 2023, Liverpool and the BBC hosted the Eurovision Song Contest on Ukraine’s behalf. This was the first time since 1980 that Eurovision has not been hosted in the previous winning country, and the first time a winner has e... Read More about Eurovision 2023 Cultural Relations Snapshot: A snapshot from the forthcoming cultural relations, soft power and shared values research.

Music and Comedy in the Films of Woody Allen (2023)
Book Chapter
Binns, A. (2023). Music and Comedy in the Films of Woody Allen. In E. Audissino, & E. Wennekes (Eds.), Palgrave Handbook of Music in Comedy Cinema (729-744). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-33422-1_42

Japanese comedy cinema is varied but often reshapes and draws heavily on the historical conventions of Japanese theatrical practice, especially Kabuki, as well as the traditions of manzai. It is, therefore, strongly embedded within the wider contexts... Read More about Music and Comedy in the Films of Woody Allen.

Learning histories, participatory methods and creative engagement for climate resilience (2023)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B., Brookes, E., Smith, K., Worthen, H., Coulthard, T., Hughes, G., …Chamberlain, J. (2023). Learning histories, participatory methods and creative engagement for climate resilience. Journal of Historical Geography, 82, 91-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2023.09.002

The potential of place-based, historically-informed approaches to drive climate action has not yet been adequately interrogated. Recent scholarly work has focussed on climate communication and the role of arts and humanities-led storytelling in engag... Read More about Learning histories, participatory methods and creative engagement for climate resilience.

Transnationality: Intercultural Dialogues, Encounters and the Theatres of Curiosity (2023)
Book Chapter
Drábek, P. (2023). Transnationality: Intercultural Dialogues, Encounters and the Theatres of Curiosity. In Y. Meerzon, & S. E. Wilmer (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook on Theatre and Migration (639–650). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-20196-7_51

This chapter reflects on the long history of cultural dialogues in theatre, summed up in the concept of transnationality. Drawing on a range of dramaturgies, it argues for a historiographic approach that foregrounds the transnational and intercultura... Read More about Transnationality: Intercultural Dialogues, Encounters and the Theatres of Curiosity.

Writing remoteness: Language and place-making at Spurn (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Horkan, T. (2023, June). Writing remoteness: Language and place-making at Spurn. Paper presented at Energy and Environment Institute Summer Conference 2023, University of Hull

What makes a ‘remote place’ remote? Using the example of Spurn on the Holderness coast, this flash talk will contend that ‘remoteness’ is a concept produced by the discursive juxtaposition of closeness and distance, the ‘here’ and ‘there’, both in sp... Read More about Writing remoteness: Language and place-making at Spurn.

Eurovision 2023: Broadcasting Liverpool, Welcoming LGBTQ+ Communities, Honouring Ukraine (2023)
Report
Baker, C. (2023). Eurovision 2023: Broadcasting Liverpool, Welcoming LGBTQ+ Communities, Honouring Ukraine. Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place, University of Liverpool

The Heseltine Institute is marking Liverpool’s status as host city for Eurovision 2023 with a special series of policy briefings. In this first briefing of the series, Dr Catherine Baker (University of Hull) discusses some of the key themes that will... Read More about Eurovision 2023: Broadcasting Liverpool, Welcoming LGBTQ+ Communities, Honouring Ukraine.

Gay Bod: Civic and LGBTQ+ Pride After Brexit in a City on the Margins of the UK and Europe (2023)
Book Chapter
Baker, C., & Howcroft, M. (2023). Gay Bod: Civic and LGBTQ+ Pride After Brexit in a City on the Margins of the UK and Europe. In K. Loftsdóttir, B. Hipfl, & S. Ponzanesi (Eds.), Creating Europe from the Margins: Mobilities and Racism in Postcolonial Europe (108-124). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003269748-7

In 2017, Kingston-upon-Hull celebrated becoming UK City of Culture (‘Hull2017’). Organisers of the cultural mega-event hoped to restore civic pride amongst residents of Hull, which had been severely affected ever since its North Sea fishing industry... Read More about Gay Bod: Civic and LGBTQ+ Pride After Brexit in a City on the Margins of the UK and Europe.

Knowing One's Place: Community and Class in the Industrial Suburbs of Leeds during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (2022)
Book
Pearson, R. (in press). Knowing One's Place: Community and Class in the Industrial Suburbs of Leeds during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Leeds: Thoresby Society

This book offers the first comprehensive account of all aspects of life in the industrial out-townships of Leeds, including their social, economic, political, religious, educational and cultural histories, during their period of transition from eight... Read More about Knowing One's Place: Community and Class in the Industrial Suburbs of Leeds during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.

Lukas Erne and Kareen Seidler, eds. Early Modern German Shakespeare: Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet: Der Bestrafte Brudermord and Romio und Julieta in Translation. The Arden Shakespeare. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2020. Pp. 366. (2022)
Journal Article
Drábek, P. (2022). Lukas Erne and Kareen Seidler, eds. Early Modern German Shakespeare: Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet: Der Bestrafte Brudermord and Romio und Julieta in Translation. The Arden Shakespeare. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2020. Pp. 366. Early theatre, 25(1), 175-183. https://doi.org/10.12745/et.25.1.5170

A book review of Lukas Erne and Kareen Seidler's translation and edition of two early modern German plays, Der Bestrafte Brudermord and Romio und Julieta, adapted from Shakespeare's Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. The review contextualises the two plays... Read More about Lukas Erne and Kareen Seidler, eds. Early Modern German Shakespeare: Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet: Der Bestrafte Brudermord and Romio und Julieta in Translation. The Arden Shakespeare. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2020. Pp. 366..

Weird Fiction in the Twentieth-Century Gothic (2022)
Book Chapter
Corstorphine, K. (in press). Weird Fiction in the Twentieth-Century Gothic. In S. Ni Fhlainn, & B. M. Murphy (Eds.), Twentieth-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

This chapter is a survey of the evolution of weird fiction and how it relates to the Gothic in the twentieth century. It argues for an understanding of the mode in terms of its blending of genres and resistance to categorisation, emphasising publicat... Read More about Weird Fiction in the Twentieth-Century Gothic.

Dramaturgy of the Shakespearean Libretto (2022)
Book Chapter
Drábek, P. (2022). Dramaturgy of the Shakespearean Libretto. In C. R. Wilson, & M. Cooke (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Music (761-804). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190945145.013.27

From the late seventeenth century (Purcell’s The Fairy-Queen, 1692), Shakespeare’s plays have entered the realm of music theatre and opera, inspiring both composers and their librettists. Operas on Shakespearean themes have played a seminal role in t... Read More about Dramaturgy of the Shakespearean Libretto.

How Can Music Help Us To Address The Climate Crisis (2022)
Journal Article
Prior, H. (in press). How Can Music Help Us To Address The Climate Crisis. Music and Science, https://doi.org/10.1177/20592043221075725

Musicians and music psychologists are acutely aware of the power of music and its ability to influence our emotions, moods, thoughts, wellbeing, identity, and behaviour towards others. Indeed, music is often used to help address specific problems, es... Read More about How Can Music Help Us To Address The Climate Crisis.