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Durham University

The Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies

Bennett Zon

Director of the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies

Bennett Zon is Professor of Music at Durham University. Zon researches in areas of long nineteenth-century musical culture, with particular interest in British science, theology and intellectual history. He has published The English Plainchant Revival (Oxford University Press, 1999), Music and Metaphor in Nineteenth-Century British Musicology (Ashgate, 2000) and Representing Non-Western Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain (University of Rochester Press, 2007). Zon is currently writing Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and he and Bernard Lightman have co-edited Evolution and Victorian Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Zon is General Editor of Nineteenth-Century Music Review (Cambridge University Press) and the book series Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Ashgate). With Carol Harrison he co-directs the International Network for Music Theology, and is Director of the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Durham University.

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