- 18th-20th century art music
- popular music
- philosophy of music
- music in literature
- German musical culture
- women composers and performers
- early hip hop
Amanda Lalonde specialises in late eighteenth- to early twentieth-century music, aesthetics, and performance studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. Her current projects in these areas focus on the musical uncanny in early nineteenth-century German culture, the performance and rhetoric of musical Romantic prophecy, the rediscovered German composer and editor Heinz Moehn (heinzmoehn.usask.ca), and the 19th-century composer and pianist Delphine von Schauroth, the latter three of which are supported by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. She also works on early New York hip hop.
Dr. Lalonde has published articles and chapters in The Songs of Fanny Hensel (Oxford University Press, 2021) 19th-Century Music, Music and Letters, Popular Music, and the Journal of Music History Pedagogy (another chapter is forthcoming in Clara Schumann Studies). Her publications address the rise of the uncanny in the nineteenth-century reception of instrumental music; the understanding of the musical instrument as a “living-dead thing” in German thought, literature, and Lieder; correspondences between the design style of flyer artist Buddy Esquire and the musical culture of early New York hip hop; and the importance of student musical performances in music history classes. She has presented her research at conferences in Canada, the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.
After completing a Bachelor of Music degree at McGill University, Dr. Lalonde received her PhD from Cornell University in 2014. Before coming to the University of Saskatchewan in 2017, she was a visiting assistant professor at Mount Allison University, and taught courses at Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Guelph.
Selection of Publications (by Year)
- Lalonde, A. "Flowers over the Abyss". 19th-Century Music Accepted
- Lalonde, A. "Student Performance in the Music History Sequence: Current Practices and Suggested Models". Journal of Music History Pedagogy 7 (2017): 81-93.
- Lalonde, A. "The Music of the Living-Dead". Music & Letters 96 (2015): 602-629.
- Lalonde, A. "Buddy Esquire and the Early Hip Hop Flyer". Popular Music 33 (2014): 19-38.
Teaching & Supervision
MUS 150: History of Music I
MUS 151: History of Music II
MUS 250: History of Music III
MUS 368: Canadian Music
MUS 464 / MUS 854: Seminar in Musicology: Music and the Supernatural
Education & Training
Ph.D, Cornell University
B.Mus., McGill University