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243 Buttrick

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Monday: 9:30-11 a.m. in Buttrick 243

Tuesday: 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Blair 2173

Additional office hours by appointment


B.Mus. (Baylor); M.M. (Illinois); Ph.D. (Duke)

Joy H. Calico

Professor of Musicology; Director, Max Kade Center for European and German Studies

[Photo: Mike Minehan, Berlin]

Joy H. Calico does interdisciplinary work on Cold War cultural politics and on opera. She is the author of two monographs, Arnold Schoenberg's 'A Survivor from Warsaw' in Postwar Europe (California, 2014) and Brecht at the Opera (California, 2008), as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Recent publications include "Old-Age Style: The Case of Arnold Schoenberg" in New German Critique no. 125 (August 2015) and chapters in Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture and The Oxford Handbook of Opera, both from Oxford in 2014. A special issue of Colloquia Germanica on sound studies in German contexts, coedited with David Imhoof, is forthcoming.

Her research has been supported by fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Academy in Berlin, the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, the DAAD, the Howard Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She received the Blair Faculty Excellence Award in 2015.

Calico is Director of Vanderbilt's Max Kade Center for European and German Studies and serves on the editorial boards of Journal of the American Musicological Society and Brecht Yearbook/Brecht Jahrbuch. She is co-founder and coordinator, with David Imhoof, of the Music and Sound Studies Network of the German Studies Association (GSA), and serves on the GSA Executive Board.