Modernism

Book

Schoenberg and Hollywood Modernism (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2016).


Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters

1. “Judaism Revisited: Arnold Schoenberg in Los Angeles,” Southern California Quarterly 89, no. 3 (2007): 307-25. DOI: 10.2307/41172377. Online at http://scq.ucpress.edu/content/89/3/307

2. “Immigration and Modernism: Arnold Schoenberg and the Los Angeles Émigrés,” in Aesthetic Practices and Politics in Media, Music, and Art: Performing Migration, ed. Rocío G. Davis, Dorothea Fischer-Hornung, and Johanna C. Kardux (New York: Routledge, 2011): 183-98.

3. “Heimat and Hybridity: Arnold Schoenberg and Southern California Modernism,” Forum for Inter-American Research 4, no. 1 (2011): 54-71. Online at http://www.interamerica.de/volume-4-1/marcus/


Museum Exhibitions

1. Notes for audio/visual exhibit, “Arnold Schoenberg’s American Compositions,” for “Paradise Found? LA’s European Jewish Émigrés of the 1930s and 40s,” Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, February-May 2005.

2. Essay, “Modernism Is As Modernism Does,” for “Memory Space,” Tavo Olmos, photographer, Irene Carlson Gallery, University of La Verne, October-December 2011.


Recording

Fantasias: Schubert, Schumann, Schönberg. CD. Kenneth Marcus, liner notes. Oleg Kagan, violin; Edward Auer, Vassily Lobanov, and Vladimir Skanavi, piano. Live Classics, Munich, Germany. LC 05954. 2009.


Grants

1. Summer Travel Grants, University of La Verne, 2004-2015

2. Research Grants, University of La Verne, 2004, 2007-2015

3. NEH Summer Seminar on German Exiles and Modernism, Prof. Russell Berman, Stanford University, 2007

4. NEH Short-term Fellowship, The Huntington Library, 2008

5. Fulbright Award, Senior Professorship in American Culture, Leiden University, Netherlands, Spring 2013


Presentations

1. “Judaism Revisited: Arnold Schoenberg in Los Angeles,” Conference on Community and Religion in Los Angeles, University of La Verne, October 8, 2005

2. “Exil im Paradies? Arnold Schoenberg in Los Angeles” [in German], invited speaker, Musikwissenschaftliches Institut, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, June 29, 2006

3. “Exile in Paradise? Arnold Schoenberg and the Los Angeles Émigrés,” invited speaker, Faculty Research Lecture, University of La Verne, September 26, 2006

4.Exile in Paradise? Modernism and the Émigré Circles of Los Angeles,” Los Angeles History Research Group, The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, February 9, 2008

5. “Modernism in the Academy: Arnold Schoenberg at UCLA,” invited speaker, Biennial Conference, Jewish History Association, Hebrew Union College/USC, Los Angeles, June 3, 2008

6. “Immigration and Modernism: Arnold Schoenberg and the Los Angeles Émigrés,” speaker and chair for panel, “Expatriation and Modernism/Postmodernism,” Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA) Conference, Leiden University, Netherlands, June 27, 2008

7. “Arnold Schoenberg and the Crisis of Modernism,” invited speaker, Faculty Research Lecture, University of La Verne, October 21, 2008

8. “Arnold Schoenberg in Los Angeles: Modernism and the Jewish Dilemma,” invited speaker, Western History Workshop, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, November 18, 2008

9. “Modernism in Los Angeles: Arnold Schoenberg and the Cultural Émigrés,” invited speaker, Bergische University Wuppertal, Germany, July 21, 2009

10. “Modernism in Los Angeles: Arnold Schoenberg and the Cultural Émigrés,” Conference on “Multiculturalism and Beyond,” Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Germany, July 23, 2009

11. “Modernism in Los Angeles: The Cultural Émigrés and Transnationalism,” American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, August 8, 2009

12. “Modernism in Los Angeles: Arnold Schoenberg and the Cultural Émigrés,” German Studies Association, Washington, DC, October 11, 2009

13. “Modernism and Hybridity: Arnold Schoenberg and the Los Angeles Émigrés,” panelist, Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Los Angeles, December 22, 2009

14. “Troubles in Paradise: Culture and Solidarity among the Los Angeles Exiles,” Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA) Conference, University of Pécs, Hungary, June 17, 2010

15. “Finding Heimat in Los Angeles: Arnold Schoenberg at UCLA during the War Years,” German Studies Association, Oakland, CA, October 10, 2010

16. “Brecht, Schoenberg, and Eisler,” panelist, “Brecht in Exile,” Modern Languages Association, Los Angeles, January 9, 2011

17. “The Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, Op. 41,” panelist, “The Music of Arnold Schoenberg: A Discussion and Concert,” Pomona College, Claremont, CA, February 13, 2011

18. “Arnold Schoenberg and Late Modernism in Los Angeles,” panelist and chair, Historical Society of Southern California Conference on “Los Angeles Renaissance: Redefining the Soul of a City,” Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, April 2, 2011

19. “New Jews: Exiles and the Holocaust in Musical Perspective,” panelist, “Listening to California: Two Centuries of Musical Imports,” Pacific Coast Branch Meeting, Seattle, WA, August 12, 2011

20. “New Jews: Exiles, Heimat and the Holocaust in Musical Perspective,” panelist, “Leaving Homeland in Search of Home: Movements, Migrants and Music in California,” Western History Association, Denver, CO, October 6, 2012

21. “Schoenberg and Stravinsky: Exiles and the Politics of Culture in Mid-Twentieth Century Southern California,” Fulbright Lecture, Leiden University, The Netherlands, April 25, 2013

22. “Arnold Schoenberg and Hollywood Modernism,” Pacific Southwest Chapter Meeting, American Musicological Society, University of California, Santa Barbara, February 15, 2014

23. “Migration and Modernism in Los Angeles, 1900-1960,” invited speaker, La Verne Academy Lecture, University of La Verne, May 5, 2014


Book Presentations, Schoenberg and Hollywood Modernism

1. Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA, February 25, 2016

2. University House, Claremont, CA, May 2, 2016

3. University of La Verne, La Verne, CA, May 19, 2016

4. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, May 23, 2016

5. Sherman Library and Gardens, Corona del Mar, CA, September 10, 2016


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