Reinventing Question Time

Authored by: Miguel Mera

The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology

Print publication date:  December  2009
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754664765
eBook ISBN: 9781315613451
Adobe ISBN: 9781317041986


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Over the past 20 years the academic study of screen music has become an increasingly established field. Following the publication of Claudia Gorbman’s groundbreaking Unheard Melodies: Narrative Film Music (1987) a substantial body of scholarship has emerged that explores music and the moving image using a variety of methodological approaches. The marked expansion of articles, books, anthologies and journals suggests that the study of screen music continues to move from the margins to the mainstream. 1 However, almost all extant work considers the role of music in film. Other media, such as television, are largely ignored despite clear cultural impact and ubiquity. Recent publications and work in progress suggest this is changing, but, for the moment, the study of television music remains something of a scholarly blind spot. 2

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