Jennifer Rushworth, Principal Investigator
I am a Junior Research Fellow at St John’s College, Oxford. My interests are varied, ranging between medieval Italian and modern French, between music and literature, between theory and fiction. I love long novels, so Proust is a particular favourite of mine. I am also very interested in how people try to capture music, especially instrumental music, in words. I like to play the piano, when no one is listening!
Madeleine Chalmers, Project Editor
I completed my undergraduate degree in French at St John’s College in 2016, and am now studying for an MPhil in European, Latin American and Comparative Literatures and Cultures at the University of Cambridge. I discovered Proust in my first year at Oxford and was struck by the way his sensuous prose captures in its elasticity and texture the delicate interplay of memory and artistic creation. Though my own vocal endeavours leave something to be desired, I have always enjoyed accompanying singers and have played in orchestras, string quartets, and a ceilidh band. It has been a pleasure to combine these interests and to hear Proust’s voice, so often evoked in terms of its musicality, sing.
Robert Saxton, Composition Advisor
Robert is Professor of Composition in the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor in Music at Worcester College, Oxford. He is working with the student composers to develop their work. His Faculty webpage may be found here.