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Richard Middleton (musicologist)



Richard Middleton FBA is Emeritus Professor of Music at Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne. He is also the founder and co-ordinating editor of the journal Popular Music.

Education

Middleton studied at Clare College, Cambridge and at the University of York, where his PhD was supervised by Wilfrid Mellers.

Career

Middleton previously taught at the University of Birmingham and the Open University. He was appointed to his present position in 1998.

In 2004 Professor Middleton was elected to a Fellowship by the British Academy.

Middleton retired from his post at Newcastle in 2005.

Bibliography

Author

  • Pop Music and the Blues: A Study of the Relationship and Its Significance. London: Gollancz, 1972. .
  • Studying Popular Music. Philadelphia: Open University Press, 1990. .
  • Voicing the Popular: On the Subjects of Popular Music. London: Routledge, 2006. .
  • The Bells of Victory: The Pitt-Newcastle Ministry and Conduct of the Seven Years' War 1757-1762 .

    Editor or co-editor

  • Reading Pop. Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Clayton, Martin, Trevor Herbert, and Richard Middleton, eds. The Cultural Study of Music: A Critical Introduction. London: Routledge, 2003.