Person

Mats Arvidson

Reader, Senior Lecturer

  • Division of Intermedia Studies
  • Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Health and Safety Representative

  • Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Contact information

E-mail mats.arvidsonkultur.luse

Phone +46 46 222 40 87

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund (reader, senior lecturer)
Helgonavägen 3, LUX – Hus C, Lund (health and safety representative)

Postal address
Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30

Room C341

My research and teaching mainly focuses on studying how meaning is produced between different types of intermedial phenomena. I am particularly interested in the intermedial music and sound culture, for example how music is mediated, but also how music is used/represented in different media.

Education and positions:

I defended my dissertation in musicology at the University of Gothenburg in 2007. I was appointed associate professor (reader) in musicology at Lund University in 2016 where I work as a senior lecturer in intermedial studies with special focus on music. I often work together with other subject areas in both teaching and research.

Completed and current research since my dissertation:

I have written articles on the subject field of intermedial studies and its relation to musicology, about interpretation of music and of music and narrativity in instrumental music. Currently, I am working on a project about the functions of music and sounds in audio narratives such as radio drama.

Research

My profile in Lund University research portal

My research interests are multidisciplinary in character and can be divided into four research areas:

1) Music and intellectual history. This area has resultet into two studies: My dissertation on the one hand, which dealt with the social and aesthetic aspects of Swedish art music during the Post-War II period. A study on the concept of crisis on the other hand, and its relation to Swedish art music.

2) Music and intermediality. This has resulted in one short study dealing with the composer Gustav Mahler's third symphony, particularly the relationship between words, images and music. Another study has resulted in a monograph dealing with the American composer and jazz pianist Brad Mehldau's Highway Rider (2010), with a special focus on transmediality and narrativity. At the moment I'm doing resarch about word and music relations, audio narratives and what it means to think in, about and around music.

3) The relationship between musicology as a discipline and intermedial studies as a field of research. This interest has resulted in two studies: One that deals with musicology and intermedial studies (2012) in general, another that deals with the impact of cultural studies on musicology with special focus on word and music studies.

4) General interest in cultural sciences. This interest has resulted in autoethnographic study about type 1 diabets (2016), but also a short essay book about the Swedish philosopher, novelist and poet Lars Gustafsson (2018).

Books (3)

Editorships (1)

Articles (4)

Book chapters (7)

Conference contributions (11)

Reviews (4)

Miscellaneous (1)

Other tasks and qualifications

Mats Arvidson

Reader, Senior Lecturer

  • Division of Intermedia Studies
  • Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Health and Safety Representative

  • Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Contact information

E-mail mats.arvidsonkultur.luse

Phone +46 46 222 40 87

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund (reader, senior lecturer)
Helgonavägen 3, LUX – Hus C, Lund (health and safety representative)

Postal address
Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30

Room C341