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Transnational Localism

Transnational Localism and Music after the two World Wars: the case of Francis Poulenc

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 Transnational Localism project word cloud

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Project "Transnational Localism" data sheet

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Organization address
address: OXFORD ROAD 124
postcode: M13 9RD
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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 183˙454 €
 EC max contribution 183˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-01   to  2017-08-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    UNIVERSITY OF KEELE UK (KEELE) participant 99˙371.00


 Project objective

This project looks at the role composers played in the construction of European culture in the aftermath of two World Wars. Taking Francis Poulenc as an example of a French composer who experienced war twice, it looks at his creative responses to the wars. It prioritises the musical and cultural significance of localised urban, suburban and rural places in shaping a distinctive musical and national identity, an identity that was recognised by his contemporaries as representing a generation; it also scrutinises his international activities in pursuit of cultural and artistic co-operation, collaboration and exchange. The project includes a study of Poulenc’s UK connections, using understudied archival materials to explore his collaborations with composers such as Britten and Lennox Berkeley, his presence in concert life and his clandestine WWII activities with the BBC. It also examines the significance of the European-American artistic exchanges from the post-WWI period as a form of cultural co-operation and propaganda. Transnational Localism shows the extent to which creative artists reflected the trauma of conflict, contributed to peace-building and to national and European identity on a cultural level and participated in politics without needing to be explicitly politically engaged.

Musicology was identified as an area of strategic priority by the European Science Foundation, Standing Committee for the Humanities in 2008. This project responds to this challenge by exploring the role of music in shaping identities on individual, generational, national and European levels. It also takes the inherent interdisciplinary nature of musicology a stage further by designing a training programme and research project that is multidisciplinary with the aim of establishing research cooperation that is of mutual benefit to European and Anglophone scholarly traditions in the Humanities and Social Sciences.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Nicolas Southon
\"\"\"Francis Poulenc face à la jeune génération\"\" [forthcoming, already delivered to the editors]\"
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Horizons de la musique en France 1944-1954, eds. Laurent Feneyrou and Alain Poirier 2019-06-18
2017 Nicolas Southon
\"\"\"Ecrits de Francis Poulenc\"\", \"\"Entretiens [de Poulenc] avec Claude Rostand\"\" [articles in an online dictionary about the composer\'s writings.] [forthcoming]\"
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Dicteco - Dictionnaire des écrits de compositeurs, ed. Emmanuel Reibel, with Michel Duchesneau and Valérie Dufour 2019-06-18
2018 Nicolas Southon
\"“Francis Poulenc en tournée : questions de répertoire. Le cas des mélodies de Gabriel Fauré\"\"[forthcoming]\"
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Not known yet (Liber amicorum book for a highly respected Researcher) 2019-06-18
2018 Nicolas Southon
\"\"\"Francis Poulenc\"\" [Poulenc, including several articles about his biography, style and works, and a bibliography] [forthcoming]\"
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Base de documentation sur la musique contemporaine 2019-06-18
2018 Francis Poulenc (composer), Nicolas Southon (ed.)
\"\"\"Valse\"\", piano score with a critical commentary by Nicolas Southon [piano piece by Poulenc, newly discovered by Nicolas Southon] [forthcoming, in progress with the publisher]\"
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Valse [Score of a piano piece] 2019-06-18
2018 Nicolas Southon
“Composing with places in mind: Francis Poulenc’s personal geography” [forthcoming]
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Musicology Research (issue ‘Geography, Music, Space’), ed. James Williams 2019-06-18

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