Jillian Rogers

University College Cork

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Lecturer In Musicology
School of Music and Theatre

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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 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.

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. 

Honours and Awards

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

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Society for French Historical Studies Member/
Western Society for French History Member/
American Musicological Society Member/
Phi Beta Kappa Member/


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