Paul Watt

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Music history, criticism and biography; nineteenth-century music; literary history; busking and street music

20072020

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Personal profile

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.

APG4789 Research methods in music.

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

Research Output

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., 2019, In : Journal of Musicological Research. 38, 3-4, p. 298-312 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The Function of Hymns in the Liturgical Life of Malcolm Quin’s Positivist Church, 1878–1905

Watt, P., 4 Aug 2019, In : Yale Journal of Music & Religion. 5, 1, p. 51–70 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Prizes

Dean's Commendation for Excellence in Teaching

Watt, Paul (Recipient), 6 Oct 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Fellow, Royal Historical Society (UK)

Watt, Paul (Recipient), 23 Nov 2018

Prize: Election to learned society

Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (UK)

Watt, Paul (Recipient), 3 May 2018

Prize: Election to learned society

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

Watt, Paul (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

Nineteenth Century Music Review (Journal)

Paul Watt (Peer reviewer)

1 May 20205 May 2020

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

Routledge (Publisher)

Paul Watt (Peer reviewer)

9 Mar 2020

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

Journal of Music Research Online (Journal)

Paul Watt (Peer reviewer)

Feb 2020

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

Journal of Victorian Culture (Journal)

Paul Watt (Peer reviewer)

11 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

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