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Dr Jonathan Katz

MA, DPhil
Quondam Fellow since 2017
Dr Jonathan Katz
  • Background

    • University Public Orator (from October 2016)
    • Two-Year Fellow, All Souls College (from 2014 to 2017)
    • Supernumerary Fellow, St Anne’s College, Oxford (from 2013)
    • Lecturer in Classics, Brasenose College, Oxford (from 2011)
    • Lecturer in Classics and Sanskrit, St Anne’s College, Oxford (from 2010)
    • Master of the Queen’s Scholars and Master in Classics, Modern Languages (German) and Philosophy (till 2003) and Head of Classics (from 2003), Westminster School (from 1987 to 2010)
    • Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford (from 2004 to 2005)
    • Visiting Fellow of the Humanities Council, Princeton University (1991)
    • Consultant to the Oriental Department, Bodleian Library (from 1987 to 2003)
    • Junior Research Fellow and Research Fellow (from 1987), Wolfson College (from 1985 to 2010)
    • Head of the Indian Institute Library and Senior Assistant Librarian, Bodleian Library (from 1977 to 1987)
    • Assistant Master in Classics and German, Westminster School (from 1975 to 1977)
  • Research interests

    • South Asian music and musicology
    • Comparative study of musical cognition
    • Latin, Greek, and Sanskrit language and literature
  • Selected publications

    • ‘South Indian Music’, in Classical Music Systems, ed. Michael Church (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, forthcoming, 2014/2015).
    • ‘Rāgas, Mood and Representation’, in The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture, eds. T. Shephard and A. Leonard London (London: Routledge, 2014).
    • (trans.), Hotel Savoy, by Joseph Roth (London: Hesperus Press, 2013).
    • ‘Early Latin Literature’, ‘Roman Drama’, ‘Early Greek Philosophy’, and ‘Philosophical Writing’, in Classical Literature: an Introduction, ed. N. Croally and R. Hyde (London: Routledge, 2010).
    • (trans.), ‘Who is the Traitor’ and ‘Not Too Far’ – two stories in ‘The Madwoman on a Pilgrimage’, by J.W. von Goethe [from Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre] (London: Hesperus Press, 2010).
  • Other professional memberships and roles

    • Council Member, The Hellenic Society (from 2010)
    • Governor, The West London Free School (from 2010)
    • Governor, The Music Therapy Charity (Head of the Research Funding Committee) (from 2008 to 2014)
    • Council Member, South Asian Society (1998–2002)