Musicology film music aesthetics psychoanalysis zombies
I am a musicologist, music critic, and rock musician. I studied voice and music history at Brock University, music criticism at McMaster University, and historical musicology at the University of Toronto, where I earned a PhD. At Augustana, I have served as Director of Music and as Chair of Fine Arts and Humanities at Augustana.
At present, I am the Director of the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at the Edmonton campus of the University of Alberta.
Research areas: Arnold Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School, fin-de siecle-Vienna, popular music, music and psychoanalysis, zombies in popular culture, film music.
Teaching areas: music history/musicology, cultural history, popular music, aesthetics, theory/harmony, interdisciplinary studies
Critical examination of popular music, with a focus on analytical paradigms and methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches to interpretation.Winter Term 2022