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.
- PhD University of East Anglia
- MA Bath Spa University
- BA(Hons) University of Alberta.
- PhD, University of East Anglia, Norwich
- MA, Bath Spa University
- BA (Hons) University of Alberta, Canada.
- Word and Music Studies Forum
- Musician's Union
- Association of Writers and Publishers
- Suzuki Association of the Americas
- Bristol Suzuki Group.
- Research Supervision
- Writing/Creative Writing.
The areas I'm most interested and active in currently are:
- Musico-Literary Studies
- Intermediality (esp. in relation to semiotics)
- Gender Studies
- Creative Writing
- Structure Play
- Musical Pedagogy (esp. Immersive and Ludic Learning)
- Character Studies
- Lyric and Libretto.
Research and academic outputs
Hooper, E (2015) Etta and Otto and Russell and James. Penguin, London. ISBN 9780241003329
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
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
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
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.
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
Hooper, E (2012) 'Hear me: how intratextual musical association develops literary characters.' Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, 14 (2). pp. 180-196. ISSN 1524-8429
Hooper, E and Honan, N (2016) The world is listening: panel discussion, interviews and workshops. In: Shambala Festival, 25 – 28 August 2016, Northamptonshire, UK.
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.
Hooper, E (2015) Music while you write. In: Bath Literature Festival, 27 February - 8 March, 2015, Bath, UK.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Hooper, E (2011) Albertosaurus. .
Hooper, E (2016) Phasmida (by Waitress for the Bees).
Hooper, E (2012) Ankylosaur.
Hooper, E (2015) CICADANTHEM.
Hooper, E and Williams, C (2013) SingSmash.