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Emma Hooper

Emma Hooper

  • Senior Lecturer in Commercial Music
  • Email: E.Hooper@bathspa.ac.uk
  • School or Department: CoLA - Writing and Performance
  • Office: NP.TN.114
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Personal statement

I'm a performer (strings, vocals), composer/songwriter, author and researcher with particular interest in study and practice that defies or redefines boundaries of discipline. 

Academic qualifications

  • PhD University of East Anglia
  • MA Bath Spa University
  • BA(Hons) University of Alberta.

Professional qualifications

  • PhD, University of East Anglia, Norwich
  • MA, Bath Spa University
  • BA (Hons) University of Alberta, Canada.

Professional memberships

  • PRS
  • PPL
  • Word and Music Studies Forum
  • Musician's Union
  • Association of Writers and Publishers
  • Suzuki Association of the Americas
  • Bristol Suzuki Group.

Teaching specialism

  • Research Supervision 
  • Performance 
  • Writing/Creative Writing.

Interest areas

The areas I'm most interested and active in currently are:

  • Musico-Literary Studies
  • Intermediality (esp. in relation to semiotics)
  • Gender Studies
  • Retro-Futurism
  • Creative Writing
  • Structure Play
  • Musical Pedagogy (esp. Immersive and Ludic Learning)
  • Character Studies
  • Lyric and Libretto.

Research and academic outputs

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Etta and Otto and Russell and James
book

Hooper, E (2015) Etta and Otto and Russell and James. Penguin, London. ISBN 9780241003329


How to (almost) never play a bad gig again: a simple way to approach performing professionally
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Hooper, E (2017) 'How to (almost) never play a bad gig again: a simple way to approach performing professionally.' In: Williams, J and Williams, K, eds. The singer-songwriter handbook. Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 9781628920291


Do the stars know why they shine? An argument for including cultural theory on popular music programmes
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Hooper, E (2017) 'Do the stars know why they shine? An argument for including cultural theory on popular music programmes.' In: Smith, G.D, Moir, Z, Brennan, M, Rambarran, S and Kirkman, P, eds. The Routledge research companion to popular music education. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 153-165. ISBN 9781472464989


My superbrain is all binary: nostalgic futurism as Robyn's feminist super-persona
article

Hooper, E (2014) 'My superbrain is all binary: nostalgic futurism as Robyn's feminist super-persona.' Journal of Popular Music Studies, 26 (4). pp. 445-464. ISSN 1524-2226


Why are novelists obsessed with music?
article

Hooper, E (2014) 'Why are novelists obsessed with music?' Publishers Weekly, 261 (42). p. 28. ISSN 0000-0019


Somewhere a place for us: how intratextual music-association conveys characteral identity in "The Time of Our Singing" by Richard Powers.
article

Hooper, E (2013) 'Somewhere a place for us: how intratextual music-association conveys characteral identity in "The Time of Our Singing" by Richard Powers.' Journal of Music and Meaning (JMM), 11. ISSN 1603-7170


Hear me: how intratextual musical association develops literary characters
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Hooper, E (2012) 'Hear me: how intratextual musical association develops literary characters.' Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, 14 (2). pp. 180-196. ISSN 1524-8429


The world is listening: panel discussion, interviews and workshops
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Hooper, E and Honan, N (2016) The world is listening: panel discussion, interviews and workshops. In: Shambala Festival, 25 – 28 August 2016, Northamptonshire, UK.


Where are all the women? [panel discussion]
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Hooper, E, Honan, N, Painter, K and Lynch, R (2015) Where are all the women? [panel discussion]. In: Where Are All The Women?, 8 March 2015, Rise Records, Bristol.


Music while you write
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Hooper, E (2015) Music while you write. In: Bath Literature Festival, 27 February - 8 March, 2015, Bath, UK.


My superbrain is all binary: nostalgic futurism as Robyn's feminist super-persona
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Hooper, E (2014) My superbrain is all binary: nostalgic futurism as Robyn's feminist super-persona. In: IASPM UK & Ireland Conference, 11-14 September 2014, Cork, Ireland.


Looking back to looking forward to looking forward: a very short introduction to retro-futurism
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Hooper, E (2013) Looking back to looking forward to looking forward: a very short introduction to retro-futurism. In: QTalks Lecture Series 2013, August 2013, London.


Who is the lark?: Vaughan Williams’ 'The lark ascending' as characterization in 'An equal music' by Vikram Seth
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Hooper, E (2013) Who is the lark?: Vaughan Williams’ 'The lark ascending' as characterization in 'An equal music' by Vikram Seth. In: RMA Study Day: Twentieth-Century British Poets in Music, 28 June 2013, University of Hull, Hull, UK.


Who's afraid of who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?: a very short introduction to cultural theory
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Hooper, E (2013) Who's afraid of who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?: a very short introduction to cultural theory. In: QTalks Lecture Series 2013, Febraury 2013, London.


Sing for the win!: making a case for a ludic-immersive approach to teaching musicality
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Hooper, E and Williams, C (2013) Sing for the win!: making a case for a ludic-immersive approach to teaching musicality. In: Music Learning Live!, 23 - 26 October 2013, Singapore.


Instrumental portraiture: the use of Elgar’s "Variations on an original theme" in my creative process as novelist
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Hooper, E (2009) Instrumental portraiture: the use of Elgar’s "Variations on an original theme" in my creative process as novelist. In: Word and Music Studies: Seventh International Conference, 10 June - 13 June 2009, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.


Death, treason, rhyme and reason
performance

Honan, N, Wescott, E, Burgess, R, Martin, H, MacDonald, J, Hooper, E and Abel, S (2014) Death, treason, rhyme and reason. Bristol Old Vic, Bristol, 7-10 May 2014.


Albertosaurus
performance

Hooper, E (2011) Albertosaurus. .


Phasmida (by Waitress for the Bees)
video

Hooper, E (2016) Phasmida (by Waitress for the Bees).


Ankylosaur
video

Hooper, E (2012) Ankylosaur.


CICADANTHEM
audio

Hooper, E (2015) CICADANTHEM.


SingSmash
other

Hooper, E and Williams, C (2013) SingSmash.


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