Emma Sutton

Emma Sutton is Professor of English at St Andrews and works on the relationships between literature, music and politics. Her publications include books on opera, visual art and decadent writing in the 1890s, and on Virginia Woolf’s debts to and writing about music. She is founding director of the Virginia Woolf & Music project and broadcasts regularly on music and literature, including for the BBC Proms, Moscow TV and Radio National, Australia. Current work includes a book on music’s role in late nineteenth-century colonial history: this focuses on Robert Louis Stevenson’s musical networks in the South Pacific where he performed with Polynesian musicians, studied Polynesian and Micronesian music, and wrote his own compositions influenced by the music he heard.

Emma Sutton