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Helen Abbott

Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Sheffield
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Helen Abbott is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Sheffield, and specialises in nineteenth-century French poetry and music. She is author of two books on word/music relations, which examine questions surrounding the status of voice, performance possibilities, and how to analyse multiple song settings of the same poetic text. Her latest research The Baudelaire Song Project is funded by the AHRC 2015-2019 and examines all the song settings ever of Baudelaire’s poetry, from the nineteenth century to the present day, in French and in translation, including both classical and pop song settings.