Keynote Speaker

Kathryn Kalinak es catedrática de English y Film Studies en Rhode Island College. Ha publicado numerosos artículos sobre música de cine. Su primer libro, Settling the Score: Music and the Classical Hollywood Film (University of Wisconsin Press, 1992) sitúa en términos históricos y teóricos, así como en contextos musicales, la banda sonora del período clásico hollywoodiense. How the West Was Sung: Music in the Westerns of John Ford (University of California Press, 2007) examina cómo John Ford, en sus westerns al estilo Hollywood, aprovecha la música, en especial la canción, para definir el espacio geográfico e ideológico del Oeste americano. Film Music: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2010) proporciona una visión de conjunto a la música de cine en cuanto práctica global y ha sido traducida al húngaro, además de contar con futuras ediciones tanto en italiano como en chino. Kathryn ha editado y colaborado en dos antologías, Notes From the Frontier: Music and the Western (Routledge, 2011) y Sound:  Dialogue, Effects (Rutgers University Press, 2015). En la actualidad es una de los editores de la serie Ashgate Screen Music. Su trabajo incluye un estudio sobre el papel de la música popular en la invención de películas animadas y en la creación del Dickson Experimental Sound Film in 1895; un estudio sobre reciclaje musical en la época de estudio del Hollywood clásico; y una biografía crítica del compositor y director danés Richard Hageman, que ganó un Oscar por Stagecoach y compuso la banda sonora de muchas películas en Hollywood. Kalinak ha sido keynote en conferencias de música de cine en Surrey, Reino Unido, Nijmegen, Países Bajos, Vilnius, Lituania, y Leeuwarden, Países Bajos.  Pronunció el Distinguished Lecture in Music en la University of Tennessee en 2015.  En 2011 se le asignó la cátedra Mary Tucker Thorp Professor de Rhode Island College.


Kathryn Kalinak is Professor of English and Film Studies at Rhode Island College.  She is the author of numerous articles on the subject of film music.  Her first book, Settling the Score: Music and the Classical Hollywood Film (University of Wisconsin Press, 1992) situates the film score of the classical Hollywood studio period in terms of historical, theoretical, and musical contexts.  How the West Was Sung: Music in the Westerns of John Ford (University of California Press, 2007), examines how John Ford, in his Hollywood westerns, exploited music, especially song, in defining the geographical and ideological space of the American West.  Film Music: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2010) provides an overview of film music as a global practice and has been translated into Hungarian, with editions in Italian and Chinese forthcoming.  Kathryn has edited and contributed to two anthologies, Notes From the Frontier: Music and the Western (Routledge, 2011), and Sound:  Dialogue, Effects (Rutgers University Press, 2015).  She is currently one of the editors of the Ashgate Screen Music series Her current work includes a study of the role of popular music in the invention of motion pictures and the creation of the Dickson Experimental Sound Film in 1895; a study of musical recycling in the classical Hollywood studio era, and a critical biography of the Dutch composer and conductor Richard Hageman, who has an Oscar for Stagecoach and went on to score many Hollywood films.  She has delivered keynote addresses at film music conferences in Surrey, England, Nijmegen, Netherlands, Vilnius, Lithuania, and Leeuwarden, Netherlands.  She delivered the Distinguished Lecture in Music at the University of Tennessee in 2015.  In 2011 she was named the Mary Tucker Thorp Professor of Rhode Island College.

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