Paul Watt

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

20072020
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Personal profile

Community service

Associate Professor Paul Watt is editor of the Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle and he serves on the Publications Committee of the Royal Musical Association.

He writes occasional reviews for Australian Book Review and Music & Letters.

Research interests

Paul Watt researchers the social, cultural, religious and intellectual history of music ranging from the late eighteenth century to the present. His research has been funded by many fellowships, grants and awards including the Australian Research Council (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, 2012–2015) and the European Union (COFUND Senior Fellowship, 2016–2017).

Supervision interests

Western classical music and musicology; popular music in the nineteenth century. Biography and life-writing. Religious and intellectual history and historiography.

Monash teaching commitment

Paul teaches or co-teaches:

ATS1345 Music and history

ATS2804 From the erotic the exotic: Music in the nineteenth century

ATS2900 Writing about music: Headlines and hashtags

ATS3144 Music research in the digital age.

Consulting

Paul Watt has served as an assessor for scholarship published by Boydell & Brewer, Bloomsbury, Cambridge University Press, Lexington, Oxford University Press, Palgrave, Sage, and Routledge. 

He has examined PhD theses from the universities of Adelaide, Queensland, Western Australia, Western Sydney, and Durham University (UK).

External positions

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Huddersfield

20152018

Research area keywords

  • Music history
  • Musicology: Criticism and Biography
  • Musicology
  • Music Criticism and Biography
  • Nineteenth-Century Music
  • Popular music
  • Busking
  • Street music

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Projects 2010 2016

Research Output 2007 2020

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century

Watt, P. (ed.), Collins, S. S. (ed.) & Allis, M. (ed.), 2020, Oxford UK: Oxford University Press. 576 p. (Oxford Handbooks)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

British Music Criticism, 1890–1945

Watt, P., Sep 2019, The Cambridge History of Music Criticism. Dingle, C. (ed.). Cambridge University Press, p. 371–391 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Open Access
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Buskers and Busking in Australia in the Nineteenth Century

Watt, P., 29 Aug 2019, In : Musicology Australia. 41, 1, p. 22–35 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Jacques Barzun's Berlioz and the Romantic Century (1950): A Musicological Brontosaurus?

Watt, P., 16 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Musicological Research. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Musical Biography in the Musicological Arena

Watt, P. & Wiley, C., 2 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Musicological Research. 38, 3-4, p. 187-192 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Prizes

Dean's Commendation for Excellence in Teaching

Paul Watt (Recipient), 6 Oct 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Fellow, Royal Historical Society (UK)

Paul Watt (Recipient), 23 Nov 2018

Prize: Election to learned society

Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (UK)

Paul Watt (Recipient), 3 May 2018

Prize: Election to learned society

Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic, and Musical Patriot (2015)

Paul Watt (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2006 2019

Journal of Victorian Culture (Journal)

Paul Watt (Peer reviewer)
11 Apr 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Routledge (Publisher)

Paul Watt (Peer reviewer)
14 May 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Peter Lang Publishing (Publisher)

Paul Watt (Peer reviewer)
25 Apr 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Clemson University Press (Publisher)

Paul Watt (Editorial board member)
26 Aug 2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Boydell & Brewer (Publisher)

Paul Watt (Peer reviewer)
Oct 2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Press / Media

Amateur Cranks and Crackpots

Paul Watt

11/02/20

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

San Francisco Buskers Play for Pocket Change

Paul Watt

18/04/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Our Essentials of Life

Paul Watt

19/12/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment