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Dr Annika Forkert

Dr Annika Forkert

Dr Annika Forkert
Magistra Artium(Humboldt Berlin), PhD(Lond)

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Area of research

Modernism's Missing Link: The Musical Work of Elisabeth Lutyens and Edward Clark

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Research summary

Annika researches twentieth-century British concert and stage music, modernism, and women in music. In particular, her work examines the connections and contradictions between modernism and British early-twentieth century instrumental and vocal music and modernist composers' strategies and styles. Her PhD thesis (Royal Holloway, London, 2014) argued that a revitalised concept of modernism as the Event of pitch-organisational multiplicity can connect British and Continental music on an equal footing and through music analysis, and can thus overcome the traditional exclusion of British music in modernist canons. A proposal based on this research is currently under review for a monograph study.  ...

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Before joining the Department of Music in October 2015, Annika spent the year since finishing her PhD programme at Royal Holloway London teaching music and study skills and as a research fellow in Dr Nicholas Baragwanath's AHRC project on historical music pedagogy at the University of Nottingham ( She previously studied in Halle/Saale, Heidelberg, and Berlin and holds a Magistra Artium degree in Musicology and Philosophy from Humboldt-University Berlin. Having been hooked by her first experience of Ralph Vaughan Williams' music, she began researching British music and completed the PhD thesis 'British Musical Modernism Defended against ...

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