Dr Jeremy Coleman launches book at Blackwell's Book Shop.
Blackwell’s on the High Street was buzzing last week with the sound of a packed crowd discussing Wagner in Paris. This brand new monograph by the Department’s Dr Jeremy Coleman was launched here in Aberdeen with an introduction from the author. Jeremy, in conversation with Department lecturer Dr Jonathan Hicks, addressed the genesis of the book and the ways in which it speaks to ongoing debates within the field of Wagner studies and the history of translation in nineteenth-century culture at large. The questions that followed touched on many aspects of this rich and compelling account, including the vexed nature of Wagner’s German nationalism as viewed through the prism of his years in Paris. It was particularly pleasing to see such a diverse audience, comprising undergraduate, postgraduate and staff members of the Department of Music as well as musical amateurs and Wagner aficionados from Aberdeen city and shire.