Paul Watt

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

20072018
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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 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 and Durham University (UK).

External positions

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Huddersfield

20152018

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 2018

Ernest Newman and the Promise of Method in Biography, Criticism and History

Watt, P., Jul 2018, British Musical Criticism and Intellectual Thought, 1850–1950. Dibble, J. & Horton, J. (eds.). Woodbridge Suffolk UK: Boydell & Brewer, p. 84–101 18 p. (Music in Britain, 1600–2000).

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

Street music in London in the nineteenth century: ‘Evidence’ from Charles Dickens, Charles Babbage and Lucy Broadwood

Watt, P., 2018, In : Nineteenth Century Music Review. 15, 1, p. 9-22 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Street Music in the Nineteenth Century: Histories and Historiographies

Watt, P., 2018, In : Nineteenth Century Music Review. 15, 1, p. 3-8 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The Regulation and Reform of Music Criticism in Nineteenth-Century England

Watt, P., 1 Jan 2018, Abingdon: Routledge. 132 p. (Royal Musical Association Monographs; no. 31)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

The Rise of the Professional Music Critic in Nineteenth-Century England

Watt, P., 28 Mar 2018, The Music Profession in Britain, 1780–1920: New Perspectives on Status and Identity. Golding, R. (ed.). Abingdon, Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 110–127 18 p. (Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain).

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

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

  • 13 Peer review responsibility
  • 7 Editorial responsibility
  • 4 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Professional association or peak discipline body

Cambridge University Press (Publisher)

Paul Watt (Peer reviewer)
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Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Palgrave Macmillan (Publisher)

Paul Watt (Peer reviewer)
2018 → …

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

Routledge (Publisher)

Paul Watt (Peer reviewer)
2018

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

Nineteenth Century Music Review (Journal)

Paul Watt (Editor in chief)
2018 → …

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

Nineteenth Century Music Review (Journal)

Paul Watt (Peer reviewer)
2018 → …

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

Press / Media

Our Essentials of Life

Paul Watt

19/12/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment