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FA-55637-11
American Music, Global Messages: Building Bridges in the Cold War World
Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Ohio State University

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=FA-55637-11

The Minnesota Orchestra goes to Cuba: What can musicians hope to achieve? (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Danielle Fosler-Lussier
Publication: The Conversation
Date: 5/15/2015
Abstract: Viewing contemporary musical diplomacy through the lens of history allows us to see the ways in which music can be effective in international relations.
Link: https://theconversation.com/the-minnesota-orchestra-goes-to-cuba-what-can-musicians-hope-to-achieve-41879

Rethinking Historical Data: A Foray into Digital Humanities (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Danielle Fosler-Lussier
Publication: Musicology Now
Date: 6/2/2015
Link: http://musicologynow.ams-net.org/2015/06/rethinking-historical-data-foray-into.html

"Outstanding Academic Title": Choice Magazine (Review)
Author(s): R.D. Cohen
Publication: American Library Association Choice Magazine
Date: 12/15/2015
Abstract: "Outstanding Academic Title" suitable for general readers

Carol Hess, Review of Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Music in America’s Cold War Diplomacy (Review)
Author(s): Carol Hess
Publication: Transposition: Musique et sciences sociales
Date: 4/1/2017
Abstract: “Fosler-Lussier’s tracking of multidirectional interactions, of the constant dance between empathy and incomprehension or condescension and collaboration, goes far beyond the black-and-white stereotypes of good and evil – Spy vs. Spy – that so often obscure foreign policy. Surely Fosler-Lussier’s model and the findings it reveals will stimulate new observations for years to come.”
Link: http://transposition.revues.org/1467

Emily Abrams Ansari, Review of Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Music in America’s Cold War Diplomacy (Review)
Author(s): Emily Abrams Ansari
Publication: American Music
Date: 7/1/2016
Abstract: “Music in America’s Cold War Diplomacy is hugely significant—and urgently needed—not only because it offers the first scholarly overview of Cold War musical diplomacy but also because of the care and balance with which Fosler-lussier assesses this program. As the reader has come to expect, the book’s conclusion deliberately resists the allure of simplistic claims about what the tours achieved. We find here neither an idealistic celebration of the power of music to transcend politics nor a cynical critique of the way governments can exploit music’s emotional impact.”

DeLapp-Birkett, Review of Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Music in America’s Cold War Diplomacy (Review)
Author(s): Jennifer DeLapp-Birkett
Publication: Journal of the American Musicological Society
Date: 12/1/2016
Abstract: “This compact book is a deft, readable distillation of thousands of pages of government documents and other primary sources, hours of personal interviews, and a wide range of secondary literature. The author surveys core questions of musical diplomacy including agency and power, propaganda and communication, and the politics of culture, presenting a framework within which extant studies and future scholarship on musical diplomacy can be understood. Throughout, she elegantly voices the perspectives of sending agents (government planners), those sent (the musicians), the facilitators and implementers (field officers, foreign and US entrepreneurs), and audiences, in a narrative that moves between local detail and global context with a Google-maps-like fluency.”

Jessica Black, review of Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Music in America’s Cold War Diplomacy (Review)
Author(s): Jessica Black
Publication: Context
Date: 12/1/2016
Abstract: "Music in America’s Cold War Diplomacy is extensively researched and documented, and draws on Fosler-Lussier’s PhD and numerous published articles. The companion website provides a comprehensive searchable database of musical and theatrical performances sponsored by the US State Department, which is a valuable additional resource for readers and researchers in this field."

Caitlin Schindler, Review of Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Music in America’s Cold War Diplomacy (Review)
Author(s): Caitlin Schindler
Publication: H-DIPLO
Date: 11/1/2015
Link: https://networks.h-net.org/node/28443/reviews/97797/schindler-fosler-lussier-music-americas-cold-war-diplomacy

Vest, Review of Music in America's Cold War Diplomacy (Review)
Author(s): Lisa Cooper Vest
Publication: Notes (Music Library Association)
Date: 12/1/2017

Bartig, Review of Music in America's Cold War Diplomacy (Review)
Author(s): Kevin Bartig
Publication: Journal of the Society for American Music
Date: 5/1/2018

Fairclough, Review of Fosler-Lussier and Tomoff (Review)
Author(s): Pauline Fairclough
Publication: Music & Letters
Date: 5/1/2016
Link: https://academic.oup.com/ml/article-abstract/97/2/366/1751434


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