Nationalism’s Pervasiveness

Throughout our semester together, I have found that my independent research for papers has repeatedly enlightened the themes we discuss in class.   I continue to be surprised by these findings – not because they are unanticipated, but because they continue to...

Je ne parle pas français

My current research revolves around the Société Musicale Indépendante (SMI), a progressive musical organization founded chiefly by Maurice Ravel in opposition to Vincent d’Indy’s reactionary leadership of the Société Nationale de Musique (SN). My most immediate...

Claire Croiza’s Delayed Appreciation

When I selected Claire Croiza (1882 – 1946) as my research figure, I knew nothing about her. She was the last figure on the list of candidate topics, with the word (singer) in parentheses after her name. A ten-second Google search and Wikipedia check-in informed me...