About

Imani Mosley is currently a PhD candidate in Musicology at Duke University. After receiving two Masters degrees from Peabody (Bassoon Performance/Musicology), she began PhD work at Columbia where she received a Master of Arts in Musicology before attending Duke. She is currently writing her dissertation entitled “‘The queer things he said’: British Identity, Social History, and Press Reception of Benjamin Britten’s Postwar Operas.” In addition to her work on Britten, she also specializes in contemporary opera, feminist and queer theory, reception history, and British and American music from 1890 to 1945. She is currently the Harsha Murthy Fellow in Digital Scholarship (Duke University Libraries) where she creates and curates projects and events in the digital humanities. She has presented papers throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.

Education

Duke University
Ph.D., Musicology, expected 2018
PhD Dissertation: “‘The queer things he said’: British Identity, Social History, and Press Reception of Benjamin Britten’s Postwar Operas”

A.M., Musicology, 2015

Columbia University
M.A., Historical Musicology, 2013
M.A. Essay: “I shall mutilate and silence the body where you dwell…”: Voice and Character in Britten’s Billy Budd

Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University M.M., Musicology, 2010
Master’s Thesis: “Poetry of Women, History of Men”: The Role of Women and Gender in Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia

M.M., Bassoon Performance, 2010

Queens College, City University of New York
B.Mus., Bassoon Performance, 2007

Blog Posts

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “‘A Stuttering Primer for Infants’: Press and Public Reception to Benjamin Britten’s Gloriana in the Coronation Year” – Duke University

    Memberships

    American Musicological Society

    North American British Music Studies Association

    International Double Reed Society

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