We’re delighted to launch a new feature in collaboration with the Journal of the Royal Musical Association: a discussion board in response to the journal’s recently published round table, ‘Modernism and its Others’, to which as RMA members you have free access. We invite you to read the article and share your responses via the comments section at the bottom of the page. If you know anyone else who is interested in the topic, then please encourage them to take part in the discussion!
Editor of the JRMA, Laura Tunbridge, explains more below:
Welcome to the discussion board attached to the Journal of the Royal Musical Association round table, ‘Modernism and its Others’. This is the first time the Journal has linked up with the RMA Student Blog, and many thanks to the student representatives, Emily Payne and Peter Atkinson, and to the Journal’s publishers, Taylor and Francis, for making this possible.
The contributors to the round table—Gianmario Borio, Peter Franklin, Christopher Chowrimootoo, Arman Schwartz, Alastair Williams, and Christopher Ballantine—have all offered brief accounts of or responses to the idea of modernism in relation to their research and methodological approaches. My aim as editor was to try to solicit a wide range of views (before someone else points out their absence, some female academics were invited but for various reasons couldn’t take it on). Hopefully the round table will stimulate some discussion and debate on the Blog. You might take issue with some of the authors’ claims, or put forward alternative perspectives on how to define, critique, or problematize modernism. To what extent is modernism, as a concept or practice, relevant to your own research?
I’d welcome any feedback about whether you think this kind of link up between JRMA and the Blog is a good idea, other topics for round tables, or further ways in which we might work together.
Editor, Journal of the Royal Musical Association