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Rick Deja, PhD candidate in Musicology, has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowship for 2012-2013. He will spend six months each in South Africa and Malawi working with musicians who regularly tour the region of southern Africa. Through his research, he seeks to examine how musical style and practice shape notions of social allegiance such as citizenship and other community ties.
Susan Parisi’s new book (a collaborative project) was recently published: The Music Library of a Noble Florentine Family: A Catalogue Raisonné of Manuscripts and Prints of the 1720s to the 1850s collected by the Ricasoli Family, now housed in the University of Louisville Music Library. With essays on the History of the Collection and on Music in the Ricasoli Chapels and Household by Robert Lamar Weaver. Edited by Susan Parisi. Catalogue compiled by John Karr, Caterina Pampaloni, and Robert Lamar Weaver. 496 pp. Harmonie Park Press, 2012. The book was awarded a publication subvention from the Manfred Bukofzer and Martin Picker Endowments of the American Musicological Society.
Bruno Nettl and Thomas Turino, with emeritus faculty members Charles Capwell and Isabel Wong, U of I alumnus Philip Bohlman, along with Timothy Rommen and Byron Dueck, are co-authors of the sixth edition of the widely used text for world music surveys, Excursions in World Music, published by Pearson/Prentice Hall. The first edition of this book was published in 1992.
Bruno Nettl’s book of essays on the history of ethnomusicology, titled Nettl’s Elephant: On the History of Ethnomusicology, was recently published by the University of Illinois Press.
William Kinderman’s book The Creative Process in Music from Mozart to Kurtág was recently published by the University of Illinois Press. His next project, a monograph on Wagner’s Parsifal, will soon appear through Oxford University Press.