Dr Anja Bunzel

Music

IRC Postdoctoral Fellow

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Biography

Anja Bunzel graduated from Freie Universität, Berlin, in 2012 with a Master’s Degree in musicology. Her MA thesis is entitled ‘The Paradise and the Peri by Robert Schumann: An Examination of the Reception History of the Peri in Dublin and Leipzig between 1843 and 1854’. In 2012, Anja took up PhD studies at Maynooth University, where she researched Johanna Kinkel’s (1810‑1858) Lieder compositions within their socio-cultural context. Her PhD was supervised by Dr Lorraine Byrne Bodley and was funded by an Irish Research Council PG Scholarship. Anja defended her PhD in November 2016. Since 2012, she has given papers and invited lectures in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Austria, Greece, Turkey, Italy, and Russia. Her publications include articles in Canadian, US-American and European journals and edited volumes. Anja gained first experience as an occasional lecturer at Trinity College Dublin and Maynooth University in 2016. Mentored by her PhD supervisor, she organised an international conference dealing with the European salon (Maynooth, October 2015), as a result of which she is currently working on two editorial projects. From 2013 to 2017, she was the student representative of the Society for Musicology in Ireland. In the future, Anja hopes to continue lecturing in musicology and to turn her PhD thesis into a monograph. This endeavour, among others, is being funded by way of an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at Maynooth University (October 2017‑September 2018), mentored by Dr Lorraine Byrne Bodley.



Research Interests

  • Music and Text
  • Music Theory and Counterpoint, Formal Analysis
  • Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Music History
  • Nineteenth-Century Song/ The Lied
  • Women in Music, Music and Biography
  • Music and Media incl. film and advertising
  • The Intersection of Music and Society/ Culture in both private and public domains, Salon Research

Research Projects

  Project Role Description Start Date End Date
Johanna Kinkel's Lieder Postdoctoral Fellow 01-OCT-17 30-SEP-18

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 ''Challenge or Chance: Thoughts on the Reliability and Objectivity of (Primary) Sources', in progress'
Anja Bunzel (2019) ''Challenge or Chance: Thoughts on the Reliability and Objectivity of (Primary) Sources', in progress' In: Anja Bunzel and Natasha Loges (eds). Closed Doors and Open Minds: Perspectives on the Salon. London: Boydell & Brewer. [Details]
2019 '‘Beethoven in the Viennese Salons’, in progress'
Anja Bunzel (2019) '‘Beethoven in the Viennese Salons’, in progress' In: Glenn Stanley (eds). Beethoven in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
2018 '‘Rezeptionsgeschichte ex nihilo: Johanna Kinkel als Balladenkomponistin’'
Anja Bunzel (2018) '‘Rezeptionsgeschichte ex nihilo: Johanna Kinkel als Balladenkomponistin’' In: Sonja Häder and Ullrich Wiegmann (eds). Aus dem Schatten treten: Frauen an der Seite berühmter Männer . Berlin: TBC. [Details]
2017 '‘Johanna Kinkel (1810–1858) within the Context of Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism’'
Anja Bunzel (2017) '‘Johanna Kinkel (1810–1858) within the Context of Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism’' In: Teresa Cascudo García-Villaraco (eds). Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism. Turnhout: Brepols. [Details]
2016 'Review Article: Monica Klaus & Ingrid Bodsch (eds), Johanna Kinkel: Eine Auswahl aus ihrem literarischen Werk'
Anja Bunzel (2016) 'Review Article: Monica Klaus & Ingrid Bodsch (eds), Johanna Kinkel: Eine Auswahl aus ihrem literarischen Werk' In: Uwe Lemm (eds). Jahrbuch der Internationalen Bettina-von-Arnim Gesellschaft. Berlin: Weinert. [Details]
2012 '‘Wellingtons Sieg oder die Schlacht bei Vittoria: Beethoven als Kriegsberichterstatter seiner Zeit?’'
Anja Bunzel (2012) '‘Wellingtons Sieg oder die Schlacht bei Vittoria: Beethoven als Kriegsberichterstatter seiner Zeit?’' In: Jascha Barckhan (eds). Die großen Komponisten II: Von Vivaldi bis Beethoven. Berlin: UniEdition. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2019 Closed Doors and Open Minds: Perspectives on the Salon, in progress
Anja Bunzel and Natasha Loges (Ed.). (2019) Closed Doors and Open Minds: Perspectives on the Salon, in progress London: Boydell & Brewer. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 '‘Johanna Kinkel’s Trinklied für Männerchor: A Reactive Response to Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism?’'
Anja Bunzel (2016) '‘Johanna Kinkel’s Trinklied für Männerchor: A Reactive Response to Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism?’'. The Musicology Review, [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2015 '‘Johanna Kinkel’s Political Art Songs as a Contribution to the Socio-Cultural Identity of the German Democratic Movement during the Late 1840s’'
Anja Bunzel (2015) '‘Johanna Kinkel’s Political Art Songs as a Contribution to the Socio-Cultural Identity of the German Democratic Movement during the Late 1840s’' Focus on German Studies, . [Details]
2014 ''Johanna Kinkel’s Pedagogical Approaches as a Socio-Political Mirror of Her Time’'
Anja Bunzel (2014) ''Johanna Kinkel’s Pedagogical Approaches as a Socio-Political Mirror of Her Time’' Musicological Explorations, . [Details]
2014 '‘Václav Jan Tomášek (1774–1850): A Versatile Lieder Composer?: A Comparative Analysis of Selected Goethe Settings by Carl Friedrich Zelter, Václav Jan Tomášek and Johanna Kinkel’'
Anja Bunzel and Barbora Kubečková (2014) '‘Václav Jan Tomášek (1774–1850): A Versatile Lieder Composer?: A Comparative Analysis of Selected Goethe Settings by Carl Friedrich Zelter, Václav Jan Tomášek and Johanna Kinkel’' Musicologica Olomucensia, . [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2013 'Johanna Kinkel’s Thurm und Fluth (Opus 19, No. 6): Revolutionary Ideas and Political Optimism in a 19th‐Century Art Song’
Anja Bunzel (2013) 'Johanna Kinkel’s Thurm und Fluth (Opus 19, No. 6): Revolutionary Ideas and Political Optimism in a 19th‐Century Art Song’ . In: Nikos Maliaras eds. The National Element in Music [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2011 Presentations on selected aspects of Johanna Kinkel's Lieder.
Anja Bunzel (2011) Presentations on selected aspects of Johanna Kinkel's Lieder. [Oral Presentation], More than 20 Conferences in Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Russia, Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Russia , 02-DEC-11 [Details]

Audiovisual material

  Year Publication
2017 Contribution to Radio Interview on Thomas Moore's Lalla Rookh.
Anja Bunzel (2017) Contribution to Radio Interview on Thomas Moore's Lalla Rookh. Audiovisual material [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2016 Gender and Music in German Musicology.
Anja Bunzel (2016) Gender and Music in German Musicology. Blog [Details]
2016 On the Occasion of Johanna Kinkel's Birthday.
Anja Bunzel (2016) On the Occasion of Johanna Kinkel's Birthday. Blog [Details]

Guest Lectures

  Year Publication
2015 Guest Lecture at Kunst-Uni Graz.
Anja Bunzel (2015) Guest Lecture at Kunst-Uni Graz. Guest Lectures [Details]

Review Articles

  Year Publication
2017 Review article: Annkatrin Babbe and Volker Timmermann (eds), Musikerinnen und ihre Netzwerke im 19. Jahrhundert.
Anja Bunzel (2017) Review article: Annkatrin Babbe and Volker Timmermann (eds), Musikerinnen und ihre Netzwerke im 19. Jahrhundert. Oldenburg: Review Articles [Details]

Translation

  Year Publication
2013 Score edition: Sandor Veress’s Divertimento for Chamber Orchestra.
Bodo Bischoff, translated by Anja Bunzel (2013) Score edition: Sandor Veress’s Divertimento for Chamber Orchestra. Bern: Translation [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
2016 SMI Careers Forum.
Anja Bunzel (2016) SMI Careers Forum. Workshops [Details]
2016 Second SMI Careers Forum.
Anja Bunzel and Stephanie Ford (2016) Second SMI Careers Forum. Workshops [Details]

Conference Hosted

  Year Publication
2015 The European Salon: Nineteenth-Century Salonmusik.
Anja Bunzel (2015) The European Salon: Nineteenth-Century Salonmusik. Conference Hosted [Details]

Guest Editor

  Year Publication
2019 Co-edited special journal issue: Nineteenth-Century Salon Music: Analysis in Context, in progress.
Anja Bunzel and Susan Wollenberg (2019) Co-edited special journal issue: Nineteenth-Century Salon Music: Analysis in Context, in progress. Guest Editor [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2013 IRC Government of Ireland PG Scholarship Irish Research Council
2015 Conference funding Society for Musicology in Ireland
2015 Conference funding, embassies Polish, Swiss, Finnish, Austrian Embassies, and Goethe-Insitute Dublin
2009 Erasmus Erasmus programme
2017 IRC Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Irish Research Council
2015 Conference funding Mariann Steegmann Foundation
2015 Conference funding Failte Ireland
2015 Research scholarship at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz
2015 Conference funding, businesses AIB, MU Bookshop, The Roost
2013 NUIM Travel Grant NUIM
2015 Conference funding Kildare County Council
2014 SMI Travel Grant Society for Musicology in Ireland
2015 Conference funding, MU German and Music Departments, Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts, Research Development Office
2010 DAAD Research Travel Grant German Academic Exchange Service

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Society for Musicology in Ireland Member 02-OCT-11 /
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Musikforschung Member 10-OCT-12 /
American Musicological Society Member 10-OCT-12 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Organising committee of SMI Conferences in June 2013 and June 2015 Committee member /
Society for Musicology in Ireland Student representative 2013 / 2017
Jury member for Kunstuniversität Graz Gender-Preis Jury member 2015 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2010 Freie Universität Berlin Master of Arts Musicology
2010 Freie Universität Berlin Bachelor of Arts Media and Publication Studies, English, Music Theory
2016 Maynooth University PhD Musicology

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
German Fluent Fluent Fluent
Polish Basic Basic Basic
Sorbian Basic Basic Basic
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Russian Functional Functional Functional
Latin Functional

Outreach Activities

  Description

Blog entries on WoPhil in May 2016 and July 2016

Contribution to a radio interview on Thomas Moore’s Lalla Rookh on 10 September 2017, hosted by Tríona O'Hanlon and Sarah McCleave

ARTE: Public Relations (liaison with TV programme guides, ARTE Webdossier, social media); Writing programme announcements and press texts (synopsis, images, and technical details of each film); Online-representation of silent movies (ARTE Webdossier, interviews with artists, musicians, and composers); Proofreading and reviewing screenplays and films; Providing subtitles/ translations for films (Laurel & Hardy, October). Freelance position for Berlinale project October: subtitling (Russian originals, sub- and intertitles in English and German), editorial work (programme booklet, website), assistance at rehearsals (providing scores and video material, cooperation with composer Bernd Thewes and conductor Frank Strobel), front-of-house staff at the Berlinale 2012.

Teaching Interests

  • Music and Text
  • Music Theory and Counterpoint
  • Formal Analysis
  • Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Music History
  • Nineteenth-Century Song/ The Lied
  • Women in Music
  • Music and Biography
  • Writing about Music

Internal Collaborators

  Name Institute Country
Lorraine Byrne Bodley

External Collaborators

  Name Role / Description Country
Susan Wollenberg, Oxford University Co-editor UNITED KINGDOM
Natasha Loges, Royal College of Music, London Co-editor UNITED KINGDOM