Keith Howard, 2017–2018 | National Humanities Center

Keith Howard (NHC Fellow, 2017–18)

Project Title

Songs for the 'Great Leaders': Creativity and Ideology in the Music and Dance of North Korea

SOAS University of London

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2017–18

Keith Howard completed the manuscript of his book Songs for "Great" Leaders: Music and Dance in North Korea (under review by Oxford University Press). He also contributed several articles, including "Korean traditional music viewed through its instruments/La musica tradicional de Corea vista trevés dels seus instruments/La música tradicional coreana vista a través de sus instrumentos" in Eolssigu! The Sounds of Korea/Els Sons de Corea/Los sonidos de Corea edited by Horacio Curti, Barcelona: Museu de la Música, 2017); "What is it about the Koreans?" in Who Are Koreans? edited byHong Sah-myung (Seoul: Ta'ung, 2018); and "Afterword" in Music as Heritage: Historical and Ethnographic Perspectives, edited by Barley Norton and Naomi Matsumoto (Abindon: Routledge, 2018).