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On leave academic year 2016-17


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

Joy H. Calico

Professor of Musicology

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 (2015) and "Epic Gesamtkunstwerk" in the collection The Total Work of Art (Berghahn, 2016). Her Schoenberg book received the 2015 Award for an Exceptional Book in Jewish Studies and Music as well as Honorable Mention for the 2016 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies. 

Calico's research has been supported by fellowships and grants from the Sacher Stiftung, 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. In 2015 she received the Blair Faculty Excellence Award. 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.

Calico was Director of Vanderbilt's Max Kade Center for European and German Studies 2013-16, and is Incoming Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Musicological Society

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