Dr Francesca Placanica joins the Department of Music as Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 23:45

Dr Placanica's two-year project, En-Gendering Monodrama, seeks to challenge cultural perceptions of modernist musical stage works written for solo female singer, critically reflecting on the role of the solo performer with a combination of published research and artistic practice. Mentored by Prof Christopher Morris, Dr Placanica will examine and reconsider the female performer’s decisive and creative role, asking what challenges it might present to contemporary performance practice. How, in the wake of the transformative impact of late-twentieth-century ideas about gender, sexuality and the body, should we engage with this repertoire?