2010-2011 Research Fellows

Heather Hadlock | email

Associate Professor of Music and Director, Program in Feminist Studies, Stanford University

Heather Hadlock is Associate Professor of Musicology and Director of the Program in Feminist Studies at Stanford University. She specializes in French and Italian romantic opera with an emphasis on feminist criticism and gender studies. She is the author of the book Mad Loves: Women and Music in Offenbach's "Les contes d'Hoffmann" (Princeton, 2000) and of numerous articles on the representation and performance of gendered identities in vocal and dramatic music. Her work has appeared in the Journal of the American Musicological Association, the Cambridge Opera Journal, and the Opera Quarterly. She serves on the editorial board of the journal Nineteenth-Century Music, and chaired the American Musicological Society's Committee on the Status of Women for five years. She has received grants and fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Stanford Humanities Center. She has directed the Program in Feminist Studies at Stanford since 2008, and teaches courses on music and gender including "Women Making Music," "Men, Women, and Opera," and feminist/queer theories in musicology. She has twice directed Feminist Studies Honors College, and twice taught her course on opera and gender in Sophomore College.

For her fellowship, Hadlock will be working on completion of a book about how images and theatrical representations of heroism in Italian and French opera changed in the early nineteenth century, with a focus on changing uses of "trouser roles" or "breeches parts," male roles composed for female singers. She gave an informal talk on the subject to this year's Faculty Fellows and Clayman Institute Affiliated Faculty on November 18th.

Further information about Professor Hadlock is available from her website.

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