Prior to becoming Deputy Dean at FASS in July 2017, Alan was Head of the School of Arts at UNE, having been in the role since February 2014. He is also scholar of the long nineteenth century, specialising in music and visual culture, art and aesthetics, celebrity studies, and music performance practice. His doctoral thesis was on the great Hungarian pianist-composer Franz Liszt, and he has since published widely on portraiture of musicians, visual culture and aesthetics.
- The long nineteenth century.
- Music and visual culture.
- Art and aesthetics.
- Historical celebrity studies.
- Music performance practice.
- Music cognition
Davison, A. 2016, 'Collecting musical prints in late eighteenth-century England: Taste, self-improvement and John Bland's 'portrait series'', Music in Art: international journal for music iconography, vol. 41, no. 1-2, pp. 203-213.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Davison, A. 2017, 'John Brown's Dissertation (1763) on Poetry and Music: An Eighteenth-Century View on Music's Role in the Rise and Fall of Civilization' in Late Eighteenth-Century Music and Visual Culture, Brepols Pub.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
In this volume, nine prominent scholars employ a set of interdisciplinary methodological tools in order to come to a comprehensive understanding of the rich tapestry of eighteenth-century musical taste, performance, consumption and ...
In collaboration with Michael Saffle, James Deaville of Carleton University has assembled a collection of essays devoted to these subjects as well as operatic aspects of the symphonic works, Liszt and theories of "degenerate genius," and ...
Davison, A. 2013, 'Representing music making' in Shephard, T. & Leonard, A. (eds), The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture, Routledge, London, pp. 87-94.
Davison, A. 2012, 'Liszt and Caricatures: The Clarity of Distortion' in Liszt A Chorus of Voices : Essays, Interviews, and Reminiscences, Pendragon Press, Hillsdale, NY, pp. 68-75.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
In celebration, Pendragon announces Liszt: A Chorus of Voices. Although it contains the results of scholarly research and the opinions of more than a few academics, this volume is not a musicological monograph.
Musicological Society of Australia (current President)
International Musicology Society (member, and member of mentoring scheme)
Understanding British Portraits (listed specialist)