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Kirsten Paige (NC State): "Der Ring des Nibelungen" as Green Mythology

Kirsten Paige
Friday, April 01, 2022
4:00 pm
Lecture Series in Musicology

Kirsten Paige is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Musicology at NC State. Before coming to Raleigh, she spent three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Music in Stanford University's liberal arts program for first-year undergraduates. She received her Ph.D. in Music History from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018, and previously studied at the University of Cambridge (M.Phil. in Music, 2012) and University of Chicago (B.A. in Music History and Theory, 2011). Dr. Paige's work explores how forms of scientific (especially, environmental) knowledge reshaped musical practices and aural cultures in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany, with a special focus on global cultural and scientific exchanges. She maintains a strong interest in public musicology, particularly in how music and its institutions can offer decolonial, collaborative responses to the climate crisis and its inequalities. Her essays have appeared in journals including The Cambridge Opera Journal, Opera Quarterly, The Journal of the American Musicological Society, and The Journal of the Royal Musical Association. Her book, "Richard Wagner's Political Ecology," is currently under contract with University of Chicago Press.

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