Research Profile

Jillian Rogers

Biography

I am a horn player and musicologist originally from Wilmington, Delaware.  After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music in 2006, I received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Musicology at Brandeis University in 2008, and a Ph.D.  in Musicology at the University of California at Los Angeles in 2014.  My research interests include fin-de-siècle musical cultures, specifically the music of Maurice Ravel and Gustav Mahler, as well as suffragist song in the United States. In addition, I enjoy teaching and writing about popular music, in particular Motown, American indie rock, and British and American popular music in the 1970s and 1980s.  

I have presented my work at meetings of the American Musicological Society in Denver, New Orleans, and Milwaukee, the University of Houston's Symposium on the Art of Death and Dying, the British Library's conference, The Music of War: 1914-1918, meetings of the Society for French Historical Studies and the Western Society for French History, as well as at the Université de Poitiers and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in France. I am the co-editor of a journal issue entitled "Writing About Music," published by UCLA's Center for the Study of Women, and I have written program notes for the Bard Music Festival. In addition, I am the author of an article entitled "Mourning at the Piano: Marguerite Long, Maurice Ravel, and the Performance of Grief in Interwar France" that was recently published in the bilingual French journal Transposition: Musique et Sciences Sociales. After the publication of this article, I joined Transposition's editorial board.

In my spare time, I enjoy running, hiking, swimming, and doing yoga, as well as knitting, vegan baking, reading fiction, singing karaoke, hanging out with my cat, and drinking tea. 

Research Interests

I am particularly concerned with how people use music as a way of constructing, processing, and expressing emotion. My interests in French modernism, affect and psychoanalytic theory, and performance studies coalesced in my dissertation, entitled “Grieving through Music in Interwar France: Maurice Ravel and his Circle, 1914-1934,” which I completed under the direction of Professor Tamara Levitz. Through funding from a Chateaubriand Fellowship in 2011-2012, and Phi Beta Kappa's Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship in 2012-2013, I was able to perform archival research in Paris and the United States. This research has led to the development of a book--Resonant Recoveries: Music, Trauma, and Consolation in Interwar France (forthcoming from Oxford University Press)--that examines how French musicians deeply affected by the horrifically violent modes of warfare and the immense losses of the war understood music making as therapeutic. In addition, I am editing compositions by and working on a biography of the interwar French composer Marcelle de Manziarly.

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2019)Resonant Recoveries: Music and Trauma Between the Wars.
Jillian Rogers (2019) Resonant Recoveries: Music and Trauma Between the Wars. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2016)'Ties that Bind: Music, Mourning, and the Development of Intimacy and Alternative Kinship-Networks in World War I Era France'
Jillian Rogers (2016) 'Ties that Bind: Music, Mourning, and the Development of Intimacy and Alternative Kinship-Networks in World War I Era France' In: E Jardin (eds). Music and War in Europe from the French Revolution to World War I. Belgium: Brepols. [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2017PHF Sponsored President's Award for Excellence in Teaching University College Cork
2016Amy Millstone Prize for Best Interdisciplinary Paper Western Society for French History
2014Herman and Celia Wise Award for Best Dissertation Chapter UCLA Musicology Department
2013UC President’s Society of Fellows Award UCLA Humanities Division
2013UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship UCLA Graduate Division
2013Ciro Zoppo Fellowship UCLA Musicology Department
2013Collegium of University Teaching Fellows Award UCLA Collegium of Teaching Fellows
2012Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship Phi Beta Kappa Society
2012Summer Research Fellowship UCLA Musicology Department
2011Chateaubriand Fellowship U.S. French Embassy
2011Mellon Pre-Dissertation Fellowship UCLA Humanities Division
2011Friends of Musicology Award for Best Seminar Paper UCLA Musicology Department
2008Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship UCLA Musicology Department
2008Del Amo Fellowship UCLA Humanities Division

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Society for French Historical Studies Member01-OCT-15 /
UCLA Musicology Graduate Students Society Member01-OCT-08 / 01-OCT-14
Pi Kappa Lambda, University of Denver Member01-JAN-06 /
Western Society for French Historical Studies Member01-JAN-15 /
American Musicological Society Member01-JAN-05 /
Phi Beta Kappa, Gamma of Colorado Member01-JAN-06 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2017)Consortium of National and University Libraries Annual Conference,
Jillian Rogers and Elaine Harrington (2017) Mapping Sound ‘Off the Map’ at UCC: The Potential of Collaboration Between the Library’s Special Collections and the Musicology Department. [Oral Presentation], Consortium of National and University Libraries Annual Conference, Athlone, Ireland . [Details]
(2017)Conflict, Healing and the Arts in the Long Nineteenth Century,
Jillian Rogers (2017) Embodied Musical Remembrance: Modernist Music Making as Corporeal Mourning in Interwar France. [Oral Presentation], Conflict, Healing and the Arts in the Long Nineteenth Century, Durham University, UK . [Details]
(2017)Conflict, Healing and the Arts in the Long Nineteenth Century,
Jillian Rogers (2017) “The Americas” Panel. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Conflict, Healing and the Arts in the Long Nineteenth Century, Durham University, UK . [Details]
(2016)Department of Musicology Colloquium Series,
Jillian Rogers (2016) Si douce et si cruelle: The Paradox and Persistence of Corporeal Memory in Nadia Boulanger’s Work of Mourning. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of Musicology Colloquium Series, Indiana University, USA . [Details]
(2016)FUAIM Research Seminar Series,
Jillian Rogers (2016) Si douce et si cruelle: The Paradox and Persistence of Corporeal Memory in Nadia Boulanger’s Work of Mourning. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], FUAIM Research Seminar Series, University College Cork, Ireland . [Details]
(2016)Indiana Association of Historians Conference,
Jillian Rogers (2016) Investigating Music, Mourning, and Corporeal Memory in Interwar France. [Oral Presentation], Indiana Association of Historians Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, USA . [Details]
(2016)Society for French Historical Studies Conference,
Jillian Rogers (2016) Through the Tears of Others: French Identity and the Staging of Grief in Interwar Musical Theater. [Oral Presentation], Society for French Historical Studies Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, USA . [Details]
(2015)The World Festival of Sacred Music,
Jillian Rogers (2015) Hildegard Von Bingen: Music, Friendship, and Divine Love. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], The World Festival of Sacred Music, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA . [Details]
(2015)Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History,
Jillian Rogers (2015) Music, Mourning, and Corporeal Memory in Interwar France. [Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History, Chicago, Illinois, USA . [Details]
(2014)Public Lecture,
Jillian Rogers (2014) From the Archives to the Stage: Discovering Marcelle de Manziarly and Her Interwar Compositions. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Public Lecture, University of California, USA . [Details]
(2014)National Joint Meeting of the American Musicological Society and the Society of Music Theory,
Jillian Rogers (2014) La Plus Grande Consolatrice: Music as Corporeal Therapeutic Practice in World War I-Era France. [Oral Presentation], National Joint Meeting of the American Musicological Society and the Society of Music Theory, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA . [Details]
(2014)Music of War: 1914-1918 Conference,
Jillian Rogers (2014) La Plus Grande Consolatrice: Music as Corporeal Therapeutic Practice in World War I-Era France. [Oral Presentation], Music of War: 1914-1918 Conference, The British Library, London, UK . [Details]
(2014)Society of Fellows Conference,
Jillian Rogers (2014) Chair/ Panel Respondent. [Referee], Society of Fellows Conference, Humanities Research Institute, University of California, USA . [Details]
(2013)Séminaire Musique et politique au XXe siècle,
Jillian Rogers (2013) Faire son deuil au piano: Marguerite Long, Maurice Ravel et l’expression de deuil en France de l’entre- deux-guerres. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Séminaire Musique et politique au XXe siècle, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, France . [Details]
(2012)Western Music History Survey,
Jillian Rogers (2012) Mourning at the Piano. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Western Music History Survey, University of North Texas, USA . [Details]
(2012)Invited Lecture,
Jillian Rogers (2012) Grieving through Music in Interwar France: Maurice Ravel and His Circle, 1914-1934. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Invited Lecture, Université de Poitiers, France . [Details]
(2012)La Musicologie aux États-Unis,
Jillian Rogers (2012) La Musicologie aux États-Unis. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], La Musicologie aux États-Unis, Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, France . [Details]
(2012)National Joint Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Society for Music Theory, and Society for Ethnomusicology,
Jillian Rogers (2012) Mourning at the Piano: Marguerite Long, Maurice Ravel, and the Performance of Grief in Interwar France. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], National Joint Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Society for Music Theory, and Society for Ethnomusicology, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA . [Details]
(2012)Mid-Year Meeting of the Fulbright Franco- American Commission,
Jillian Rogers (2012) Reflections on Performing Research in Paris. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Mid-Year Meeting of the Fulbright Franco- American Commission, Poitiers, France . [Details]
(2012)The Art of Death and Dying Symposium,
Jillian Rogers (2012) Mourning at the Piano: Marguerite Long, Maurice Ravel, and the Performance of Grief in Interwar France. [Oral Presentation], The Art of Death and Dying Symposium, University of Heuston, Texas, USA . [Details]
(2011)LGBTQ Perspectives in Popular Music,
Jillian Rogers (2011) Glam Rock in the 1970s: The Mainstreaming of Androgyny, Artifice, and Theatricality. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], LGBTQ Perspectives in Popular Music, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA . [Details]
(2011)“Music at Westwood” Concert Series,
Jillian Rogers (2011) Pre-concert talk at Westwood Presbyterian Church. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], “Music at Westwood” Concert Series, Los Angeles, California, USA . [Details]
(2011)UCLA ECHO: a music-centered journal Conference,
Jillian Rogers (2011) Musical Meditations on Mortality. [Referee], UCLA ECHO: a music-centered journal Conference, UCLA, California, USA . [Details]
(2006)Rocky Mountain Chapter Meeting of the American Musicological Society,
Jillian Rogers (2006) Reception to Reminiscence: The Transition to Valved Horn in the Works of Wagner and Strauss. [Oral Presentation], Rocky Mountain Chapter Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Denver, Colorado, USA . [Details]

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2014University of California, Los Angeles PhDMusicology
2008Brandeis University MFAMusicology
2006University of Denver BMHorn Performance

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Dept of Music, School of Music and Theatre, University College Cork Lecturer in Musicology01-OCT-16 /
Jacobs School of Music, Dept of Musicology, Indiana University Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology01-OCT-15 / 01-OCT-16
Coastline Community College Lecturer in Music01-JAN-15 / 01-MAY-15
Dept of Musicology/ LGBT Studies Program, University of California Lecturer in Musicology and LGBT Studies01-OCT-14 / 01-OCT-15

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
English FluentFluentFluent
Italian FunctionalFunctionalBasic
German FunctionalFunctionalBasic
French FluentFluentFunctional

Outreach Activities

 Description


(With Matthew Friedman) The Musical Avant-Gardes Project (MAG Project) is a unique, multivalent resource for researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners of global avant-garde music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Drawing together threads of avant-garde music in a single access point on the Web, this site aggregates a vast array of documentary, media, and research resources, providing bibliographies, discographies, links to archival sources, digitized scores, audio and video recordings, and photographs. In addition, the MAG Project offers a source of new and developing research on the techniques, practices, and social connections that have shaped musical avant-gardes throughout history and in the contemporary world through original articles, podcasts, guest blog posts, and discussion boards. The research conducted in this project will contribute to the development of interdisciplinary social network maps demonstrating interconnections between musicians, artists, writers, and philosophers, as well as global network maps shedding light on patterns of cultural exchange. In addition to providing resources for academic researchers, the MAG Project stimulates the continued study of avant-garde music through collecting pedagogical materials for use in and beyond K-12 and college classrooms  such as lesson plans, readings, primary sources, scores, and performance information. Recognizing the continued vitality of avant-garde art music around the world, the MAG Project offers social networking opportunities for contemporary composers, performers, venues, and their audiences. The site provides an interactive portal where diverse members of the global avant-garde community can share concert and tour information and dates of audio and video releases, and a public forum where artists, scholars, students, and listeners can exchange ideas. The MAG Project facilitates connections and collaborations between people working in and on avant-garde music through directories of scholars, musicians, and professional organizations, and calendars of events.

The Sounding Histories Network brings together scholars interested in better understanding music and sound through historical and contemporary studies of science, medicine, and technology. This interdisciplinary and international network, established by Fanny Gribenski (Université d’Évry Val d’Essonne / Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), Jillian Rogers (University College Cork), and Nicolas Dronin (IRCAM), will hold a series of public educational, scholarly, and interdisciplinary events in Paris, Berlin, and Cork between January 2018 and January 2019. A series of ten seminars, showcasing internationally renowned scholars in music, musicology, and the history of science and technology, will take place monthly at IRCAM in Spring and Fall 2018. In addition, the Max Planck Institute will hold a weekend-long workshop on intersections between sound, science, and technology in June 2018. Finally, the Network will assemble international scholars studying the historical relationships between sonic geographies, science, and medicine, for a three-day conference event to be hosted by the Interdisciplinary Sound Studies Research Cluster (currently awaiting official approval) at University College Cork. Through these events, the Sounding Histories Network will facilitate international and interdisciplinary connections and research, including edited essay collections, an academic journal, IRC and ERC project proposals, and a research database.

Teaching Activities

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Opera in History and Contemporary Practice MU2082Opera in History and Contemporary Practice
2018Musicology: History and Trends MU6046Musicology: History and Trends
2018Music, Trauma, and Recovery MU3017Music, Trauma, and Recovery

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