Centre for Transnational History



Axel Korner - Politics of Culture...

Journal of Modern Italian Studies

Verdi Perspektiven Journal
Axel Körner Research
  • “Che il pubblico non venga defraudato degli spettacoli ad esso promessi. The Venetian premiere of La traviata and Austria’s imperial administration in 1853”, Verdiperspektiven 3 (2018), 89-10.
  • “Rossini, Erzherzog Rudolph und Beethoven. Musik und österreichische Staatsidee im Zeitalter Metternichs.“ Chapter for edited volume relating to conference Beethoven und Rossini in ihrer Epoche, Bonn (Germany): Beethovenhaus.
  • Alexander Kolassa and Axel Körner, eds., "Opera in Transnational Context: Reading Rousseau’s Essay on the Origin of Languages." UCL Passionate Politics, (output resulting from Brown University Conference, 12-13 May, 2017)
  • "Culture for a Cosmopolitan Empire: Rossini between Vienna and the Lands of the Bohemian Crown", in: Ilaria Narici, Emilio Sala, Emanuele Senici, Ben Walton, eds, Gioachino Rossini 1868-2018: La musica e il mondo. (Saggi e fonti, 5). Pesaro: Fondazione Rossini, 2018, 357-80
  • "Dalla storia transnazionale all'opera transnazionale. Per una critica delle categorie nazionali", Saggiatore Musicale XXIV (2017/1), 79-96
  • "Oper, Politik und nationale Bewegung. Mythen um das Werk Giuseppe Verdis", in: Hannes Siegrist und Thomas Hopel, eds, Kunst und Gesellshaft im modernen Europa. Stuttgart: Steiner-Verlag, 2017, 99-110
  • "Italien in Europa und der Welt: Opernpublikum und die Erfahrung gesellschaftlichen Wandels um 1900", in: Richard Erkens, ed., Puccini-Handbuch. Stuttgart: Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 2017, 30-39
  • "From Hindustan to Brabant: Meyerbeer's Africana and Municipal Cosmopolitanism in Post-Unification Italy", Cambridge Opera Journal 29/1 (March 2017), 74-93
  • "Unveiling Modernity: Verdi's America and the Unification of Italy", in: Körner, Axel, America in Italy: The United States in the Political Thought and Imagination of the Risorgimento, 1763-1865. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017, 163-198
  • "Italien in Europa und der Welt: Opernpublikum und die Erfahrung gesellschaftlichen Wandels um 1900", in: Richard Erkens, ed., Puccini-Handbuch. Stuttgart: Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung (10 pp. submitted forthcoming 2017)
  • "Dalla storia transnazionale all'opera transnazionale. Per una critica delle categorie nazionali", Saggiatore Musicale 2016/2 (16 pp, submitted, forthcoming 2017)
  • Opera and Nation in Nineteenth-Century Italy. Special Issue: Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 17/4, September 2012 (guest editor and co-author)
  • Politics of Culture in Liberal Italy. From Unification to Fascism. New York: Routledge, 2009; 2nd ed. pb 2011
  • "Carlo Pepoli", in: Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Vol. 82. Rome: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 2015, 261-266. (link
  • "El universalismo de Verdi y Schiller" in: Maite de la Fuente, ed., Opera denboraldia 64 Temporada de ópera. Bilbao: ABAO-OLBE, 2015, 14-21.
  • "Verdi and the historians: Politics, passion and and new mezzi di lavoro", Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 20/1 (2015), 127-13.
  • „Oper, Politik und nationale Bewegung. Mythen um das Werk Giuseppe Verdis", in: Themenportal Europäische Geschichte (2013) (link
  • "Masked faces. Verdi, Uncle Tom and the Unification of Italy", Journal of Modern Italian Studies,  18/2, (March 2013), 176-189. (link)
  • "Opera and Nation in Nineteenth-Century Italy: conceptual and methodological approaches", Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 17/4 (September 2012), 393-399.
  •  "Uncle Tom on the Ballet Stage: Italy's Barbarous America, 1850-1900", The Journal of Modern History, 83/4 (December 2011), 721-752.
  • "Music of the Future: Italian Theatres and the European Experience of Modernity between Unification and World War One", European History Quarterly, 41/2 (April 2011), 189 - 212.
  • "The Risorgimento's literary canon and the aesthetics of reception: some methodological considerations", Nations and Nationalism, 15/3 (July 2009), 410-418.
  • "Ein soziales „Dramma in musica"? Verdi, alte Notabeln und neue Eliten im Theater des liberalen Italiens", Historische Zeitschrift, vol.287 (August 2008), 61-89.

Other activities:

  • Virgil in America and Wagnerian Etruscans. The Past, the Present and the Future in Cosmopolitan Constructions of Italian Nationhood, 1820-1871, Conference: L’Italie et l’Antiquité: imaginaire et voyage au siècle des Lumières, Sorbonne, Paris, June 2019
  • Italian Opera in Global Perspective: Thinking beyond the Nation. Conference: Da Puccini a Rossini. Florence University, January 2019
  • “Vom musikalischen Genie eines Tonsetzers“. Rossini, Beethoven, and the Austrian Idea of State in the Age of Metternich. Conference: Beethoven und Rossini in ihrer Epoche, Bonn (Germany): Beethovenhaus, November 2018
  • Il tedeschino cosmopolíta. Metternich, Rossini and opera in the Habsburg Empire, 1815-1868, Keynote, Austrian Cultural Institute, Rome, May 2018
  • Global Space and Transnational Agents. Asymmetric Dimensions of Cultural and Intellectual. Exchanges, SFB Processes of Spatialization under Global Conditions, Universität Leipzig, April 2018
  • Culture for a Cosmopolitan Empire. Rossini in Bohemia. Rossini 2017. Convegno Internazionale. Pesaro, June 2017
  • Music, Diplomacy, and International Networks at the Turn of the 20thCentury. Panel Convenor, Congress of the International Musicological Association. Tokyo, March 2017
  • Weber, Bohemia, and the Romantic Imagination. London, Royal College of Music / Internationale Carl Maria von Weber Gesellschaft (Jahrestagung). February 2017
  • Eine italienische Reise von Hindustan nach Brabant: Meyerbeers Africaineals Weltereignis.  Ringvorlesung Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, January 2017
  • Dall’opera italiana all’opera in Italia. Risorgimento, l’unificazione e teatro musicale europeo. Convegno Internazionale: Mantova, il Risorgimento, l’Europa. Mantova, Biblioteca Teresiana, October 2017
  • Beyond nationality. Transnational history and rethinking opera studies. Oxford Brookes University, May 2016
Francesca Vella Research
  • '(De)railing Mobility: Opera, Stasis, and Locomotion on Late-Nineteenth-Century Italian Tracks', The Opera Quarterly 34/1 (2018), 3-28
  • 'Review Article: Susan Rutherford: Verdi, Opera, Women', The Opera Quarterly 33/2 (2018), 184-187
  • 'Review Article: Alessandra Campana: Opera and Modern Spectatorship in Late Nineteenth-Century Italy', Nineteenth - Century Music Review 15/1 (2018), 81-85
  • 'Jenny Lind, Voice, Celebrity', Music and Letters 98/2 (2017), 232-254
  • 'Milan, Simon Boccanegra and the Late-Nineteenth-Century Operatic Museum', Verdi Perspektiven, 1 (2016), 93-121.
  • 'Bridging Divides: Verdi's _Requiem_ in Post-Unification Italy', Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 140/2 (2015), 313-42.
  • 'Verdi and Politics (c. 1859-1861)', Studi verdiani, 24 (2014), 79-121.
  • 'Verdi's Don Carlo as Monument', Cambridge Opera Journal, 25/1 (2013), 75-103.
  • 'Review Article: A Passion for Italy', Cambridge Opera Journal, 23/3 (2011), 191-200.

Other activities:

  • Project-based reading group with PhD students at St John’s College, University of Cambridge. Subjects for discussion have included ‘global history’, ‘borders’, ‘Neopolitan postcards’, as well as work-in-progress discussions of related graduate student research.
  • Paper on Lohengrin in late 19C Italy at the 19C Music conference at the University of Oxford July 2016
  • Sounding (Out) Italy Seminar Series. University of Cambridge, January - March 2019.
  • 'Aida, Media and Spatial Politics, c. 1871-72', paper presented at the 20th Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, Huddersfield, 2-4 July 2018 (related versions presented in Cambridge an d Bristol
Paulo Kühl Research
  • “Divas e suas imagens no Rio de Janeiro oitocentista” (book chapter), in: Ana Guiomar Rego Souza, ed., Musicologia e Diversidade, vol. 1, Goiânia: UFG, 2019 (forthcoming)
  • “Divas no cinema: interpretações iconográficas de cantoras de ópera em filmes”, in: Marcio Páscoa, ed., Manaus: UEA, 2019 (forthcoming)
  • “The Prince of Harmony, his Favorite Disciple and other Geniuses: The Diffusion of a "Classical" Repertory in Early 19th century Rio de Janeiro” (book chapter), in: Walter Reicher, ed, Joseph Haydn & die "Neue Welt": Bericht über das Symposium der Internationalen Joseph Haydn Privatstiftung Eisenstadt im Rahmen der 23. Internationalen Haydntage (Eisenstädter Haydn-Berichte), Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag, May 2019, 99-112
  • "O Corego e debates sobre a Poética nos séculos XVI e XVII" (book chapter), in: Ligiana Costa, ed., O Corego. Texto anônimo do século XVII sobre a arte da encenação. São Paulo: Edusp, 2018, 31-41
  • “Visões cinematográficas da ópera nos trópicos”, Art Research Journal 4/1 (Jan/Jun 2017), 57-75
  • “A Lanterna Mágica: transferindo ópera e caricatura para o Rio de Janeiro”, Anais do 4º Congresso Brasileiro de Iconografia Musical & 2º Congresso Brasileiro de Pesquisa e Sistemas de Informação em Música. Salvador: UFBA, 2017, 93-110
  • "Transferindo obras de arte". In Quatremère de Quincy, Cartas Miranda, tradução, apresentação e notas de Paulo M. Kühl e Beatriz M. Kühl, São Paulo, Ateliê, 2016, pp. 11-29
  • “A Ópera e o Final Feliz: Questões de Poética”, Trans/Form/Ação [online], 39, n.spe (2016), 37-52 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s0101-31732016000500004)
  • “Construindo o nacional na ópera: A Marília de Itamaracá de L. V. De-Simoni”, Resonancias 20/39 (Jul/Nov 2016), 113-135 (DOI: 10.7764/res.2016.39.6)
  • “Transferindo obras de arte” (book chapter),  in: Paulo Kühl and Beatriz Kühl, eds., Quatremère de Quincy – Cartas a Miranda. São Paulo: Ateliê, 2016, pp. 11-30
  • "A comparação entre a ópera italiana e a francesa: Raguenet e a irredutibilidade de duas tradições". In Revista Música, vol. 14, n. 1, 2014, pp. 151-176
  • "Música e suas histórias na obra de Araújo Porto Alegre". In Julia Kovensky & Leticia Squeff (ed.)., Araújo Porto-Alegre: singular e plural, São Paulo, Instituto Moreira Salles, 2014, pp. 163-178
  • "Pensando a ópera, entre polêmicas e poéticas". In Pacheco, A. (ed.), Atas do Congresso Internacional "A música no espaço luso-brasileiro: um panorama histórico, Lisboa, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2013, pp. 777-800
  • "Le Breton, os Ideólogos e o Instituto de França: modelos artísticos para o Brasil [Le Breton, the Idéologues and the Institut de France: Artistic Models for Brazil]". In Anais do XXX Colóquio do Comitê Brasileiro de História da Arte (CIHA Brazil) - 2010
  • "Ópera e celebração: os espetáculos da corte portuguesa no Brasil". In: Acervo (Rio de Janeiro), vol. 21, pp.97-114, 2008
  • "Tradução, adaptação e censura em libretos portugueses e brasileiros". In: OuvirOUver, vol. 3, pp.17 - 45, 2007
  • "A chegada das óperas de Rossini no Rio de Janeiro". In: Rotunda, n. 4, 2006, pp. 59-70

Other activities:

  • Project-related graduate course at the University of Campinas on Nationalism, Transnational theories and Music 
  • International Seminar on Italian Opera in Latin America. Pontifícia Universidad Católica de Chile, August 2018
  • VIII Simpósio Internacional de Musicologia, Pirenópolis (Goiás), 19-20 June 2018
  • V Simpósio Internacional de Música Ibero-Americana, Universidade Estadual do Amazonas (Manaus), May 2018
  • 4º Congresso Brasileiro de Iconografia Musical & 2º Congresso Brasileiro de Pesquisa e Sistemas de Informação em Música Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, July 2017
  • “The Magic Lantern: Transferring Opera and Caricature to Brazil”, tosc@bern 2nd Transnational Opera Studies Conference, Bern, July 2017
  • “Convenções poéticas e gênero dramático: o caso de Lindane e Dalmiro de Gaetano Martinelli”, Conference: Lindane e Dalmiro, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon, May 2016
Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg Research
  • Piacenza, Italy: “Lezioni/Letture: L’Effetto Pinocchio.” January 16, 2018.
  • Keynote Address: Grounds for Reclamation: From the Swamps to the Days of Littoria.” 23rd International Conference of Film Studies, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, November 28-9, 2017.
  • Norwegian National Opera/University of Oslo. “Norma’s Undecidability.” Oslo, January 18-20, 2018.
  • Centro Teatrale Santa Cristina, Regia, parola, utopia: Giornate di studio per Luca Ronconi: (with Emilio Sala), “Due icone del re muto: Duncano e Carlo X,” Santa Cristina (Umbria), 31 August, 2017. 
Benjamin Walton Research
  • 'Teresa Schieroni and the Beginnings of Global Opera' (under consideration for the Journal of the Royal Musical Association)
  • ‘Looking for the Beginnings of Global Opera’, Inventing ‘Global Theatre’, Edinburgh (June 2019) (conference paper)
  • ‘Port Opera’, keynote address for Sensing Colonial Ports and Global History: Agency, Affect, Temporality, Oxford (May 2019)
  • ‘Operatic Encounters in a Time of War’, keynote address for Theatre on the Move in Times of Conflict, 1750-1850, Oxford (September 2019)
  • “Rossini in South America”, Die Tonkunst, October 2018, 364-380, https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.35228
  • “Introduzione”, in: Gioachino Rossini: la musica e il mondo, 1868-2018, eds. Ilaria Narici, Emilio Sala, Emanuele Senici and Benjamin Walton, Pesaro: Fondazione Rossini, 2018
  • ‘Listening through the operatic voice in 1820s Rio de Janeiro’, Acoustics of Empire, Cambridge (December 2018) (conference paper)
  • ‘Feast and Famine in the Operatic Historiography of the Rio de la Plata’, Annual Conference of the American Musicological Society, San Antonio, Texas (November 2018) [Part of specially organized panel on 19th-century opera in Latin America] (conference paper)
  • ‘Brokering Italian Opera in Chile’, Embedding Cultural Brokers, Konstanz (July 2017) (conference paper)
  • ‘Touring Italian Opera in the Nineteenth Century: Fantasy vs Reality’, Shared Histories of Italian Opera in the Nordic Countries: Migration, Cultural Transfer and Urban Spaces (18th-19th Centuries), Copenhagen (May 2017) (conference paper)
  • ‘Global Opera?’ Music History and Cosmopolitanism, Helsinki (June 2016) (conference paper)
  • ‘Latin America and Beginnings of Operatic Globalization’, Latin American Music Seminar, University of London (May 2016) (conference paper)

Other activities:

  • Consultant for research project on 'Shared Histories of Italian Opera in the Nordic Countries', run by Jens Hesselager and Christine Jeanneret
  • Organizer of workshop on 'Cultural Brokerage and materiality' (Jesus College, Cambridge, December 2018), 3rd workshop funded by the DAAD as part of interdisciplinary series on Cultural Brokerage.