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Dr Elodie Roy

Research Fellow

Department: Arts

With PI Jamie Sexton and CI Nessa Johnston, I am currently researching the history and enduring afterlife of library music production in the UK, France, and Italy as part of the Leverhulme-funded project Anonymous Creativity: Library Music and Screen Cultures in the 1960s and 1970s.

My research interests include the social and material history of sound recording; alternative and DIY publishing (notably fanzines); popular music and sound across media; theories and practices of material culture; archival and heritage practices in digital environments.

Prior to joining Northumbria University in June 2021, I held research and teaching positions in HEIs in the UK and Germany, including at the Glasgow School of Art, the University of Glasgow, Humboldt University of Berlin, the University of Cambridge and Newcastle University.

I am the author of Media, Materiality and Memory: Grounding the Groove (Ashgate 2014; Routledge 2015) and the co-editor (with Eva Moreda Rodríguez) of the forthcoming collection Phonographic Encounters: Mapping Transnational Cultures of Sound, 1890-1945 (Routledge). My second monograph (currently in preparation) is entitled Shellac in Visual and Sonic Culture: Unsettled Matter (Amsterdam UP).

Elodie Roy

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Another side of shellac: Cultural and natural cycles of the gramophone disc, Roy, E. 25 Feb 2021, Audible Infrastructures: Music, Sound, Media, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • Archives of Women's Media, Roy, E. 8 Jul 2020, The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication, Hoboken, NJ, Wiley
  • ‘Total trash’. Recorded music and the logic of waste, Roy, E. 1 Apr 2020, In: Popular Music
  • Reissue programmes: Framing the past as project, Roy, E. 16 May 2018, The Routledge Companion to Popular Music History and Heritage, Abingdon, Oxon, Routledge
  • Worn Grooves: Affective connectivity, mobility and recorded sound in the First World War, Roy, E. 2 Jan 2018, In: Media History
  • Broken records from Berlin: the place of listening in People on Sunday (dir. Curt and Robert Siodmak/Edgar G. Ulmer, 1929), Roy, E. 2017, In: Sound Studies
  • For a radical media archaeology: A conversation with Wolfgang Ernst, Roy, E. 28 May 2017, In: Necsus European Journal of Media Studies
  • Multisensory materialities in the art school, Roy, E., Robertson, F. 1 Aug 2017, In: Studies in Material Thinking
  • Retours critiques sur l'archéologie des médias: Un entretien avec Wolfgang Ernst: Critical Reactions on Media Archaeology: An interview with Wolfgang Ernst, Roy, E. 2016, In: Cahier Louis Lumière
  • ‘You ought to see my phonograph’: The visual wonder of recorded sound (1877–1900), Roy, E. 20 May 2016, The Making of English Popular Culture, Abingdon, Oxon, Routledge


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