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Tala JarjourTala Jarjour

Assistant Professor of Music
Concurrent Assistant Professor of Anthropology
(PhD, University of Cambridge)

105 Decio Hall
574-631-4346
email: tjarjour@nd.edu
http://music.nd.edu/faculty-and-staff/tala-jarjour/#

Geographic focus: Middle East, Arab World and its contemporary diasporas.

Thematic interests: Music and religion (especially Levantine Christian and Muslim traditions), Syriac chant, music and popular culture in Arabic-speaking societies, music and nationhood in the contemporary Arab World.

Current research: Issues of contemporary modality and musical systems, identity, minority and ethno-religiosity, society and performance, emotion, survival, nation and power.

Selected publications:

  • “Chant as the Articulation of Christian Aramaean Spirithood” in Suzel Reily and Jonathan Dueck, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Music and World Christianities (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

  • “Syriac Chant in Ṣadad: A Narrative of Survival” in Annemarie Firme and Ramona Hocker, eds., Von Schlachthymnen und Protestsongs: Zur Kulturgeschichte des Verhältnisses von Musik und Krieg (Transcript Verlag, 2006)


 

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