Linda Phyllis Austern

Associate Professor, Musicology

Linda Phyllis Austern

PhD, University of Chicago

Coordinator, musicology program. Linda Phyllis Austern is a specialist in sixteenth-, seventeenth-, and early eighteenth-century musical-cultural relations; music in the early modern English theater; gender and sexuality studies; and music as related to the visual arts. Her books include Music in English Children's Drama of the Later Renaissance (1994); Music, Sensation, and Sensuality (2002); Music of the Sirens (with Inna Naroditskaya); and Psalms in the Early Modern World (with David Orvis and Kari Boyd McBride).

Professor Austern recently contributed chapters to The Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (Ashgate, 2013) and Concepts of Creativity in Seventeenth-Century England (Boydell Press, 2013), as well as a review of Christopher R. Wilson in Shakespeare Quarterly. Her articles and reviews have appeared in collections of scholarly essays and such journals as the Journal of the American Musicological SocietyJournal of the Royal Musical Association, Music and Letters, Modern Philology and Renaissance Quarterly. Her research has been funded by the American Council of Learned Societies, British Academy, Newberry Library, Radcliffe Institute, and National Endowment for the Humanities.

Professor Austern is currently serving on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Musicological Society  and Renaissance Quarterly. She is a member of the International Advisory Panel for the Journal of the Royal Musical Association and a member of the book review committee of the North American British Music Studies Association.