Claire McGinn

PhD Thesis

Claire completed an MA by Research at York in 2015, supervised by Dr. Tim Howell and funded by the York Masters Opportunity Scholarship.

Her PhD focuses on Baltic art musics from the mid-twentieth century to the present, dealing with questions such as whether or not ‘the post in post-Soviet’ is ‘the post in postcolonial’, as well as the widespread conviction that it has long since been ‘time to question’ the application of the ‘post-socialist’ category as an interpretive paradigm.

This work explores the significance of what kinds of Baltic art music are represented in English-language discourse (scholarly, critical, journalistic) and how they are represented, addressing related issues of gaze, export, genre, ideology, and historiography.


Claire holds a full WRoCAH scholarship (AHRC)
Supervisor  Prof. Tim Howell