Grainger Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Now in its third year, the University Library's scholarly publication, Grainger Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal was launched in May 2011. Edited by Dr David Pear (London) and Dr Belinda Nemec (Melbourne), Grainger Studies is an annual peer-reviewed journal. True to Grainger's life philosophy with its 'all-rounded' attempt to savour as much in life as possible, Grainger Studies is not merely a journal about Percy Grainger - though he figures prominently in it and it is intended that he will continue to do so in future annual issues. But to reflect the wide intellectual scope of Grainger's interests, the journal is intended to represent as authentically as possible the style in which he devoured knowledge so gluttonously.
The journal is published primarily in electronic format and is therefore available free of charge. Readers preferring a traditional printed format can purchase copies either in person or online from the Co-op Bookshop or in person at the Grainger Museum.
The first issue includes articles on a diversity of topics: Kay Dreyfus's tricky task of writing Grainger's entry in the Australian dictionary of biography (Michael Piggott); Grainger, early music, democracy and freedom (Malcolm Gillies); racial stereotypes in colonial stage music (Mark Pinner); Chinese joss houses and postmodern architecture (Derham Groves); standardisation of performing pitch in Melbourne (Simon Purtell); kitsch in Grainger's music (Peter Tregear); dress, moral reform and masculinity in Australia (Sharon Peoples) and a review by Eleanor Tan of The new Percy Grainger companion.
The second issue of Grainger Studies is now available online and in print, featuring all the writings published online during 2012. This issue features articles on Percy Grainger's folk song arrangements; portraits of Grainger from his London period; and on the career of Grainger's father, architect John Harry Grainger.
No. 3 - 2013
Submissions have been sought for issue #3 of Grainger Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, to be published in 2013. The deadline for submissions was Friday 5 April 2013.
The scope of the journal is broad and goes well beyond music. It is not essential for articles to discuss Percy Grainger or his work explicitly. There must however be a link between the topic of the article and something in Grainger's range of interests.
The editors also welcome book reviews, reports including conference reports, and short studies.
For details on submitting, peer-review process, style guide, length of article etc, see www.msp.unimelb.edu.au/index.php/gssraingerstudies/article/view/305/331/ or for other information please contact the editors: