This is the website of the musicologist J. P. E. Harper-Scott. His academic profile (including teaching and research interests), publications, and blog, as well as information on current and for prospective PhD students, can be found by clicking on the links above or to the side. Prospective undergraduate students should visit the Royal Holloway Music Department website.
Harper-Scott has produced five books, three as author and two as editor, and has published widely on Elgar, Wagner, Britten, and symphonic music and opera of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His work has strong intersections with continental philosophy and psychoanalysis (Heidegger, Badiou, Žižek, and Lacan) and has increasingly come to espouse an explicitly Leftist perspective. He is General Editor with Julian Rushton of the Cambridge University Press book series, ‘Music in Context’, a member of the editorial board of Music Analysis and the International Journal of Badiou Studies, a trustee of the Society for Music Analysis, and a member of the Council for the Defence of British Universities. he also maintains the Golden Pages of conference listings and links of interest to musicologists and is a moderator of 9 JISC musicology mailing lists.