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Dr Annika Forkert

0151 291 2074

Annika has been a Lecturer in Musicology at Liverpool Hope since October 2018. Previously, she was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Music at the University of Bristol from 2015. Annika holds a PhD in Music from Royal Holloway, University of London; and a Magistra Artium degree in Musicology and Philosophy from Humboldt-University Berlin.  
Annika is currently working on a monograph on the music, influences, and alliances of Elisabeth Lutyens and Edward Clark. Beyond academia, she has written programme notes for Bavarian Radio, Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, and Komische Oper Berlin. She consulted on Bristol Ensemble's Notes for Women 2018 project and has worked as a freelance translator and piano accompanist.

Teaching Specialisms
Music History (1800-2000), including popular and screen music;
Music Analysis (common-practice form, motive, harmony; chromaticism and neo-Riemannian theory);
19th-century opera, nationalism, romanticism;
20th-century modernism, music and politics, British music;
Female composers and feminist musicology.

Annika warmly welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students in the fields of women in music, modernism and twentieth-century British music.

Recent and Forthcoming Publications
'Microtonal Restraint', Journal of the Royal Musical Association (forthcoming, Spring 2020);
'Savage Minds in British Early Twentieth-Century Music', in Mining the Gap: Musics with and after Tonality, ed. Paul Fleet (forthcoming, Routledge Winter 2020);
'Elisabeth Lutyens in Liverpool', The Musical Times 160.1949 (Winter 2019), 91-8;
'Das Biest und die Schoene. Symphonien Nr. 4 und 5', in Musik Konzepte Sonderband Ralph Vaughan Williams, ed. Ulrich Tadday (Munich: Edition text+kritik, 2018), 45-62;
Always a European": Edward Clark's Musical Work', The Musical Times 159.1943 (Summer 2018), 55-80;
'Magical Serialism: Modernist Enchantment in Elisabeth Lutyens's O saisons, o chateaux!, Twentieth Century Music 14.2 (2017), 271-303, DOI:

School and Subject Area Roles
REF2021 Music coordinator;
PGR research supervisor and DoS;
Coordinator of Music UG Level H and dissertations.

Service on Learned Societies
Royal Musical Association, Council Member (2019-2021);
North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA), Membership Committee Member (2019-2021).