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English and Creative Arts
Dr Ann-Marie Hanlon
University of Galway
Following undergraduate studies in music and German at University College Cork, she completed an MA in Music and later a DPhil in Music at Newcastle University. At master's level she specialised in popular music theory and cultural theories of music. Her interdisciplinary doctoral research investigated the music and reception of the modernist French composer Erik Satie. This research, which was funded by an NUI Travelling Studentship award. Her PhD research included a visiting scholarship with the International Group for InterArt Research at the Freie Universität, Berlin.
Her research in popular music focuses on the area of music and social change, and explores the ways in which music is utilised in a political sense in discourses concerning women¿s rights and within queer culture in Ireland and in the U.S.. She is the project lead of Gendered Experiences of the Irish Music Industry, the first national study on how gender impacts musicians¿ day-to-day experiences on the island of Ireland. Her work can be found in a range of publications including in the books Media Narratives in Popular Music (Bloomsbury, 2021), Made in Ireland: Popular Music Studies (Routledge, 2020); and Music, Art and Performance from Liszt to Riot Grrrl (Bloomsbury, 2018).
Popular Music & Social Change in Ireland and the United States: the intersection of popular music with social movements, including feminist movements and the LGBTQ+ rights movements since the early 1970s.
The Irish Music Industry.
Education: teaching and learning music in the context of higher education.
Music and sound healing in indigenous cultures.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2022)|| 'Clubbing Criminals: The Hirschfeld Centre and the Emergence of Queer Club Culture in Dublin'
Ann-Marie Hanlon (2022) 'Clubbing Criminals: The Hirschfeld Centre and the Emergence of Queer Club Culture in Dublin'. Irish Communications Review, 18 (1):26-42 [Details]
|(2021)|| 'Tes Slominski, Trad Nation: Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Irish Traditional Music'
Ann-Marie Hanlon (2021) 'Tes Slominski, Trad Nation: Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Irish Traditional Music'. Society for Musicology in Ireland. Journal, 16 (1):55-61 [DOI] [Details]
|(2023)|| 'The Visual Toolbox of Feminist Musicians'
Ann-Marie Hanlon (2023) 'The Visual Toolbox of Feminist Musicians' In: The Bloomsbury Handbook to Music and Art. London & New York: Bloomsbury Academic. [Details]
|(2023)|| 'Music Festivals, Feminism and the Environment'
Ann-Marie Hanlon (2023) 'Music Festivals, Feminism and the Environment' In: Sounding Empowerment: Essays on Music, Politics and Resistance. Edinburgh: Cambridge Scholars. [Details]
|(2021)|| 'Paid My Dues: Key Debates in the 1970¿s Feminist Music Press'
Ann-Marie Hanlon (2021) 'Paid My Dues: Key Debates in the 1970¿s Feminist Music Press' In: Media Narratives in Popular Music. London & New York: Bloomsbury Academic. [Details]
|(2015)|| 'Der Humor in der kunstlerischen Arbeit Erik Saties'
Ann-Marie Hanlon (2015) 'Der Humor in der kunstlerischen Arbeit Erik Saties' In: Witty Art. Der Witz und seine Beziehung zu den Künsten. :155-178 Munich: Fink Verlag. [Details]
|(2020)|| 'Missing From the Record: Zrazy and Women's Music in Ireland'
Ann-Marie Hanlon (2020) 'Missing From the Record: Zrazy and Women's Music in Ireland' In: Made in Ireland: Popular Music Studies. :67-78 London: Routledge. [Details]
|(2018)|| 'Erik Satie and the Interart Genre'
Ann-Marie Hanlon (2018) 'Erik Satie and the Interart Genre' In: Music, Art and Performance from Liszt to Riot Grrrl: The Musicalisation of Art. :85-102 New York: Bloomsbury Academic. [Details]
Honours and Awards
|2014||RMA Grant||Royal Musical Association|
|2009||Travelling Doctoral Studentship||National University of Ireland|
|2009||SMI Grant||Society of Musicology in Ireland|
|Association||Function||From / To|
|Society for Musicology in Ireland||Ordinary Member||01-SEP-09 / 31-DEC-22|
|International Association for the Association of Popular Music||Ordinary Member||01-JAN-18 / 01-MAR-24|
|Committee||Function||From / To|
|Chairperson of ICTM Ireland Branch||Chair||03-MAR-23 / 03-MAR-25|
|Secretary for ICTM Irish Branch||Secretary||27-FEB-21 / 25-FEB-23|
|2004||University College Cork||Bachelor of Music||Music|
|2013||Newcastle University||DPhil in Music||Music|
|2006||Newcastle University||MA in Music||Music|
|2003||University College Cork||Bachelor of Arts||Music & German|
|2021||Dundalk Institute of Technology||MA in Learning & Teaching||Teaching & learning in higher education|
|Irish Communications Review||Editor|
Musicology, especially 20th century musics
Culture, Society & Popular Music
Music Performance & musicianship
Critical listening skills
Writing about music, including music journalism
Music & Philosophy
Sociology of Music
Cultural Theories of Music, including feminist, queer theory, canon theory,
Recent Postgraduate Students
|Term/Year||Module Title||Module Code||Subject / Desc|
|Semester 1 & 2/ 2022||Music Extended Essay||MU40100|
|Semester 1/ 2022||Music Practice 2||MU2013|
|Semester 2/ 2022||Musical Theatre||MU2105|
|Semester 1 & 2/ 2022||Music Theory & Critical Listening||MU1103|
|Semester 1/ 2022||Writing About Music: Performance Analysis||MU4102|
|Semester 2/ 2022||Music Practice 3||MU4106|
|Name||Organisation / Institute||Country||Description of Collaboration|
|Dr Caroline O'Sullivan||Technial University Dublin||IRELAND||
Co-edited a special edition of the peer-reviewed journal Irish Communications Review (2022) on DIY musical cultures in Ireland.
|Dr Georgina Hughes||Dundalk Institute of Technology||IRELAND||
Dr Hughes was co-analyst for the project 'Gendered Experiences of the Irish Music Industry'.