Disparate Bodies: Research Tracks and Creative Endeavors
Dr. Kendra Leonard, a musicologist and music theorist whose cross-disciplinary work ventures into creative writing, literature, and film presents a lecture on research and creative endeavors.
Date & Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Luann Dummer Center for Women (OEC 103)
Dr. Kendra Leonard, a musicologist and music theorist whose cross-disciplinary work ventures into creative writing, literature, and film, presents a lecture titled "Disparate Bodies: Research Tracks and Creative Endeavors." She describes her lecture below:
"My brain is like a cat, constantly trying to catch multiple red dots. My brain is like a corvid, attracted to the shiny and new. My brain wants to DO ALL THE THINGS! Is your brain like mine? Or totally different? Either way, come to a discussion about how this has made my career one full of work in different disciplines and using different approaches, one that encompasses multiple kinds of theory and praxis, and one that involves both rigorous scholarly work and creative writing, and how your own work can be wider-ranging and more inclusive of all of the things you’re interested in than you might have thought. We’ll talk about the usefulness of inter- and multi-disciplinary study, disciplinary cross-theorization, balancing the creative with the scholarly, and whatever issues, questions, or ideas you bring with you."
Dr. Leonard is a librettist and a poet and her scholarship focuses on music and screen history, particularly music and adaptations of Shakespeare, and women and music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
This event is sponsored by the departments of English and Music.