I am primarily a musicologist, with overlapping research interests in music and screen media, musical borrowing and intertextuality, and musical reception. I also perform as a drummer and percussionist in various contexts.

My PhD was awarded by the University of Bristol in 2014. My research on screen-music topics is published in journals and edited books, as well as in my monograph, Reeled In: Pre-existing Music in Narrative Film (Routledge, 2019). In 2020, I co-organized the conference ‘Hidden Figures of Screen Music and Sound’.

I have taught music at City (University of London), Keele University, Oxford Brookes University, Plymouth University, the Royal College of Music, Royal Holloway (University of London), the University of Bristol, and the University of Cambridge. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Other Publications

Godsall, J. (2019) Reeled In: Pre-existing Music in Narrative Film. Abingdon: Routledge.

Peer-reviewed articles
Godsall, J. (2022) Whiplash, Buddy Rich, and Visual Virtuosity in Drum Kit Performance’Twentieth-Century Music, 19(2), pp.283–309.

Burkholder, P., Caldiero, C. and Godsall, J. (2019) ‘The King’s Speech: Battle Orations in Medieval Film’Studies in Medievalism XXVIII, pp.105–31.

Godsall, J. (2021) ‘Hi-yo, Rossini: Hearing Pre-existing Music as Post-existing Music’, in Cenciarelli, C. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Cinematic Listening. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp.317–35

Godsall, J. (2017) ‘Zbigniew Preisner Interview’, in Coleman, L. and Tillman, J. (eds) Contemporary Film Music: Investigating Cinema Narratives and Composition. London: Palgrave Macmillan. pp.57–62.

Godsall, J. (2020) Review of Unlimited Replays: Video Games and Classical Music, by William Gibbons. Journal of Sound and Music in Games, 1(1), pp.113–15.

Godsall, J. (2018) Review of The Cambridge Companion to Film Music, ed. by Mervyn Cooke and Fiona Ford. Popular Music, 37(2), pp.323–26.

Online publications
Godsall, J. (2016) ‘Listening to Beethoven in and through The King’s SpeechThe Avid Listener, 29 February.

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