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Caryl Clark

Co-Chair, The Humanitites Initiative




Professor Caryl Clark teaches Musicology at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, and is a Senior Fellow at Trinity College.  Her research interests include Haydn studies, gender and performance, opera and orientalism, music and ethnicity, and the politics of musical reception.  She edited the Cambridge Companion to Haydn (2005), and is the author of Haydn’s Jews: Representation and Reception on the Operatic Stage (Cambridge 2009; e-book 2012).   She has co-edited several special journal issues devoted to opera, including one on Wagner’s Ring Cycle for Opera Quarterly (2007), Dryden’s and Purcell’s King Arthur for Restoration—Studies in English Literary Culture 1660-1700  (2010), and five special issues of The University of Toronto Quarterly (1998; 2003; 2005; 2006, 2012) on opera and interdisciplinarity.   She served as Chair of the Program Committee for the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society in 2011 (San Francisco), and will serve on the Publications Committee in 2012-15. She is also Vice-President of the Haydn Society of North America, and a member of the advisory board of the North American Opera Journal.  Together with art historian Thomas Tolley she is currently engaged in a new book project on Haydn, Orpheus, and the French Revolution.

With the Humanities Initiative at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, she is organizing an international Wagner conference on “Wagner and Adaptation” at the JHI and FoM, January 31-February 2013.

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