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Dr Laura Seddon

  • Qualifications: PhD Musicology, MMus and BMus Performance and Musicology
  • Role Title: Learning Development Tutor
  • Address: Park Building, Park Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 6055
  • Email: laura.seddon@port.ac.uk
  • Department: School of Languages and Area Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Area Studies

Biography

I am part of the Learning Development team for the School of Languages and Area Studies, providing support in writing development and study skills. I have taught study skills in HE and FE, working in a wide range of subject areas.  Having trained as a performer and obtaining a PhD in historical musicology, I am interested in gender and creativity, and how these relate to the writing process. I also direct a small arts production organisation called Contemporary Connections which aims to commission new sound works related to musicological research. Our upcoming Arts Council funded project Portsea Soundscapes, which commissions a sound art work based on local people’s experiences of living in a maritime city, will take place in July-October 2017. 

Research

  • Gender issues in student attainment and the writing process
  • Early twentieth century women’s music including women’s musical responses to the First World War
  • Gender issues in maritime music  and sea 

Practice-based outputs

They Clapped Until She Bowed Once More a concert curated and commissioned by Laura Seddon through Contemporary Connections, 3 November 2011 (recording, documentation and further dissemination at Feminisms and the Sonic Symposium, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, May 2012.  

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