Dent Medal awarded to Professor Sarah Collins

Professor Sarah Collins is an Australian musicologist whose research centres around music and literary aesthetics and broader intellectual and political currents in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. She is the author of two well-received monographs: Lateness and Modernism: Untimely Ideas about Music, Literature and Politics in Interwar Britain (Cambridge University Press, 2019), and The Aesthetic Life of Cyril Scott (Boydell, 2013). She is editor of Music and Victorian Liberalism: Composing the Liberal Subject (Cambridge University Press, 2019); and, with Paul Watt and Michael Allis, The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century (Oxford University Press, 2020). Her research has also appeared in the Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Twentieth-Century Music, Music & Letters, Musical Quarterly, Nineteenth-Century Music Review, Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, and Cambridge Opera Journal.

Sarah is Chair of Musicology and Deputy Head of School (Research) at the University of Western Australia’s Conservatorium of Music. She is co-editor of Music & Letters, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. She has held visiting fellowships at Harvard University, University of Oxford, Durham University, and L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales, and has received competitive research funding from a range of sources including the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust, the Australian Research Council, and the European Commission.

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