Áine Sheil
Senior Lecturer

Profile

Biography

Áine Sheil studied Music and German at Trinity College Dublin and Historical Musicology at King’s College London. Her PhD thesis (2004) was on the performance and reception of Wagner’s Meistersinger von Nürnberg during the Weimar Republic (1919–1933). Following her doctoral studies, she worked for three years in the Publications Department of the Royal Opera House, London, and in 2006 she joined the Department of Drama at Trinity College Dublin as a postdoctoral research fellow. Here, she taught an introductory course on opera, carried out research on opera in Ireland and developed a keen interest in theatre and performance theory. As a Lecturer in Music at University College Cork (2008-2009) she taught several undergraduate courses (‘Critical Theory and Music’, ‘Music Theatre and Politics’, ‘Exploring Opera’) and contributed to several modules in the MA in Music and Cultural History. She has been a Lecturer in Music at the University of York since 2009.

Departmental roles

  • Deputy Head of Department 
  • Director of Teaching and Learning

University roles

  • Faculty Learning and Teaching Group (Arts and Humanities)

Research

Overview

  • The Staging of Opera
  • Theatre and Performance Theory
  • Wagner
  • Reception Theory
  • Music and Gender

For full details of research activities, please view Áine's profile in the York Research Database.

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Alternative Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Ideas About Performance
  • Staging Opera: History and Practice
  • Mozart Opera
  • Opera and Contemporary Politics

Postgraduate

  • Musicology (Music History, Critical Theory, Research Skills)
Dr Aine Sheil

Contact details

Dr Áine Sheil
Department of Music
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 4565

Publications

Full publications list

View Áine Sheil's full publications list at the York Research Database.