Brooke McCorkleVisiting Assistant Professor of Music
An accomplished music historian, Japanologist, and double bassist, Brooke McCorkle completed her PhD in musicology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. Her dissertation "Searching for Wagner in Japan" examines the reception of Wagner's operas and their relevance to ideas of modernity and gender ideology in Japan over the course of the twentieth century. She has presented on Wagner and other opera topics locally and internationally. Brooke also has a strong interest in film music and has published several articles on the topic. Her upcoming book, co-authored with Sean Rhoads, addresses environmentalism in Japanese monster cinema.
PhD, Musicology, University of Pennsylvania
MA, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania
BMA, Double Bass, University of Oklahoma
BA, International Area Studies, University of Oklahoma
Visiting Fellow, Harvard University, 2014-2015
American Musicological Society
Society for Ethnomusicology
Association of Asian Studies
Society for American Music
German Studies Association
Big Green Monsters: The Environmental Movement in Japanese Cinema. Co-authored with Sean Rhoads. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., Inc. (Under Revision)
?Twilight of an Empire: Staging Wagner in Wartime Tokyo? In Music Theater as Global Culture: Wagner?s Legacy Today. Eds. Anno Mungen, Nicholas Vazsonyi, Julie Hubbert, Ivana Rentsch, Arne Stollberg. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann (Forthcoming 2015)
Fandom's New Frontier: Star Trek in the Concert Hall. In Journal of Fandom Studies. Volume 4, Issue 2.
?Review of Composing Japanese Musical Modernity by Bonnie C. Wade?. In Journal of the American Musicological Society. Volume 68, Issue 3 (Winter 2015): 703-8.
?Akira Ifukube? In Oxford Bibliographies in Music (Forthcoming)
?Stuff that Dreams are Made of: Music and the Future in Wong Kar-wai?'s Chungking Express (1994)? In Norient Academic Journal Online. Volume 2, July 2013
?Nature, Technology, and Sound Design in Gojira (1954)? In Horror Studies. Volume 3, Number 1, April 2012