Joanne Cormac is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham undertaking a 3-year project on biographical depictions of composers. She studied music at the University of Nottingham (BA) and at the University of Birmingham (MMus and PhD). From 2013-15 she was Lecturer in Music at Oxford Brookes University. She is the author of Liszt and the Symphonic Poem (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and editor of 30-Second Classical Music (Ivy Press, 2017). Other publications are available in 19th-Century Music, 19th-Century Music Review, and the Journal of the Royal Musical Association.
Cormac's research interests include composer biography and 19th-century music and culture. She is currently writing a book entitled, Telling Composers' Lives, examining biographical depictions of 19th-century composers across different media. Themes include the relationship between life and work, subjectivity and self-hood, and place.