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Edward Campbell

Edward Campbell is Lecturer in Music at the University of Aberdeen, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Music After Deleuze

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013


...The philosopher Gilles Deleuze was not at all a musician and certainly not a music theorist. This fact notwithstanding, this book is predicated on the notion that many of his concepts and ideas can be of great value in rethinking music...

Jackson, William (1730–1803)

John Valdimir Price

John Valdimir Price was formerly Senior Lecturer and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Biographical Entry

...Jackson, William William Jackson was born in Exeter on 29 May 1730 and died there on 5 July 1803. His early aptitude for music led him into studies probably with John Silvester, the organist of Exeter Cathedral. In 1746, he went to London...
...Graham, Martha One of the pioneers of American modern dance, Martha Graham was born on 11 May 1894 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and died on 1 April 1991 in New York City. Before beginning her first formal dance training with the Denishawn...
...Sontag, Susan Lee Susan Sontag was born Susan Lee Rosenblatt in New York City on 16 January 1933. After her father died of tuberculosis in China, where he had been a fur trader, she moved to Tucson, Arizona, with her mother and younger...

The Arts

Tiger C. Roholt

Tiger C. Roholt is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Montclair State University, USA. He earned his PhD in Philosophy from Columbia University, and was a professional musician prior to embarking on his academic career. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Terms in Philosophy of Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013


...A number of traditional philosophical theories of art emphasize a property or function that makes something art (see defining art). For example, works of art possess “significant form” (see formalism, Bell), they afford aesthetic...

Aesthetic Illusion(s)?

The Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017


...This essay strives to overcome the “media-blindness” of much of the (monomedial) research on aesthetic illusion (Section 1). After a clarification of the concept in focus, which draws on previous research by the author (Section 2), three...


The Bloomsbury Companion to Aesthetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015


...Introduction Attempts to understand film have taken a variety of theoretical approaches and addressed a wide range of issues, including the nature of film, whether or not film is art, the criteria for evaluating film, film authorship...
...Hawkins, John John Hawkins was born and died in London. He studied music and became a proficient musician and composer. From a poor background (his father was a carpenter), he made a wealthy marriage and entered the ranks of the gentry. His...
...Forkel received his first musical instruction from the cantor Johann Heinrich Schultesius, while he taught himself further lessons mostly from Mattheson’s Vollkommener Kapellmeister. As a seventeen-year-old, Forkel moved to Lüneburg...
...Ives, Charles Edward Charles Ives was born in Danbury, Connecticut, on 20 October 1874, and died in New York City on 19 May 1954. The most important American composer of concert music in the twentieth century, he demonstrated numerous...