I am a Lecturer in French Film at the University of Bristol. I am currently working on a book project that explores ‘listening spaces’ in contemporary French and Francophone documentaries, with a focus on the documentary convention of the filmed interview. Part of this project is particularly concerned with works by the Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman. Other research interests that dovetail with this project include sound studies, musicology and listening, queer studies, and feminist queer theory and intersectionality. My first monograph Godard and Sound: Acoustic Innovation in the Late Films of Jean-Luc Godard was published by I.B.Tauris in 2017 and explores the relationship of sound to vision in cinema and in turn our relationship as spectators with the audiovisual in a selection of post-1979 films by Jean-Luc Godard.
Thesis: “The Function of Music in Selected Screen Adaptations of Shakespeare”
1998-2002 Doctoral studies, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Musicology
1998 Master of Music, University of Miami, Cello Performance
1996 Certificate of Advanced Studies, Guildhall School of Musi… …ise Talma’s Early Songs,” Journal of Musicological Research, vol. 31, no. 4 (October 2012).
“A Great Desire: Autobiography in Louise Talma’s Early Vocal Works,” Current Musicology, Issue 92 (Fall 2011), 7-31.
“Topsy-Turvy Victoriana: Locating Life and Death in Corpse Bride,” Aether, vol. 7 (January 2011).
“Louise Talma’s Chri…
Kendra Preston Leonard is a musicologist and music theorist whose work focuses on women and music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; and music and screen history, particularly music and adaptations of Shakespeare; and a librettist and poet. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Silent Film Sound and Music Archive (www.sfsma.org) and the founder and manager of Shakespeare in Early Film (https://sheaf.hcommons.org/).